Jane G. Clayton Award Winner 2011

2011 Joseph G. Bilby

Joe Bilby

Joe Bilby has taught military history at the community college level and lectured widely on Civil War and New Jersey history. He is currently part-time Assistant Curator of the New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey, and a free lance writer and historical consultant. Bilby is the author, editor or co-author of twelve books and more than 300 articles on New Jersey history and folklore, military history and outdoor subjects. His Monmouth-related books, some with co-authors, include Monmouth Court House: The Battle That Made the American Army; Asbury Park: A Brief History; Sea Girt: A Brief History; and Asbury Park Reborn: Lost to Time and Restored to Glory. Bilby’s several books on New Jersey’s Civil War regiments, notably Remember You Are Jerseymen: A Military History of New Jersey’s Troops in the Civil War, co-authored by William C. Goble, also feature information about soldiers from Monmouth County.