2014 Archives History Game – NJ History – Civil War

# Question T/F
1 John Morris, a young Long Branch farmer in the 1st Artillery, Battery D, deserted when his unit was sent to Brooklyn to assist police in case of rioting in 1864.
2 When George Ashby, an African American, died in Allentown, New Jersey, on April 26, 1946, he was the last surviving New Jersey Civil War veteran.
3 Ellis Hamilton, 16, who enlisted as a second lieutenant in Company E, 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, was the youngest commissioned officer in New Jersey.
4 In 1862, Swedish musician John Allstrom took command of Company G, 14th Regiment, N.J. Volunteers, a unit recruited entirely in Monmouth County.
5 Quartermaster Enoch Cowart selected the wood for the casket of Peter Vredenburgh Jr., who had wanted him court-martialed for dereliction of duty.
6 During the Civil War, local banks in New Jersey issued fractional currency, also known as paper coins, with a value of less than a dollar.
7 Mexican War veteran William S. Truex, born in Middletown, Monmouth County, was commissioned as major in the Fifth New Jersey Volunteers in August, 1861.
8 Those “opposed to the present State and National Administrations” convened the “Middletown Peace Meeting” on August 29, 1861.
9 In 1913, African American Civil War veteran William H. Reid built his own casket and a brick-lined grave at Eatontown’s White Ridge Cemetery.
10 Although severely wounded during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Colonel Moses Wisewell of the 28th NJ, urged his men on until he was carried from the field.
11 The 9th NJ regiment was nicknamed the “Jersey Muskrats,” due to a successful attack they had made through a North Carolina swamp.
12 Camp Vredenburgh in Freehold was named after a prominent local judge, whose son, Peter Vredenburgh Jr., trained there with the 14th New Jersey Volunteers.
13 The 15th NJ, raised in Flemington, had 846 casualties, out of 1,702 who served in its ranks, and ranked twelfth of all Union regiments in number of fatalities (240).
14 More than half of the 28th regiment, which fought at the Virginia battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, came from Middlesex County.
15 The Middletown Ladies Aid Society made clothing such as socks, shirts and gloves, which were then sent to local soldiers serving on the front.
16 Nominated for Governor by the Democratic Party in 1862, Freehold-born Joel Parker successfully ran as a ‘War Democrat’ supporting a military solution to the Civil War.
17 During the Civil War, Monmouth County men could be exempted from the military draft if they failed a physical examination by ex-Governor Dr. William A. Newell.
18 Captain Symmes Stults of Prospect Plains was waving his sword, gallantly shouting, “Hold up to the line boys!” when he was fatally shot at the Battle of Monocacy.
19 During the Civil War, about 118,000 men served in the U.S. Navy, including Isaac W. Welsh, who mustered in at Marlboro on September 26, 1864.
20 After he was wounded at Gettysburg, Col. Robert McAllister of the 11th New Jersey was cared for by nurse Helen Gilson, who wrote encouragingly to his wife.

Answers may be found in exhibit captions, reproduced in the catalog, The Civil War: New Jersey in Focus, on the Monmouth County Archives website. (All the statements are true.)