Politics, Old School

On Thursday, the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey’s Trenton War Memorial Annex will present “New Jersey and the Politics of the Civil War,” the first in a series of lunchtime presentations.

The lecture by Assistant Curator Joseph G. Bilby will focus on how New Jerseyans coped with the Civil War and will include stories on black communities in South Jersey that fought off slave catchers before the war and the “Hoboken Bounty Jumper Sting” in which the Jersey City mayor lost the city’s money but won re-election anyway.

“Especially with regard to the politics of the day, there is a treasure trove of interesting people and stories that left their mark on our history,” Bilby said.

The presentation will be given at 12:00PM, Thursday, at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey’s Trenton War Memorial Annex.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch.  Coffee and tea will be provided. Politics, Old School