150th Anniversary – Civil War
The Civil War, our country’s bloodiest conflict, was fought on American soil between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865. While this conflict should not be celebrated, the struggle should be recognized and understood; those who died in the war should be remembered and honored.
The County of Union and county-based historical organizations will present events and programs during the next five years that describe what was happening in this area and how it related to the Civil War as a whole. A number of publications are and will become available as scholars study that era. A new emphasis on that time in history will provide information not yet known by the general public creating interest and understanding of the causes and effects of the Civil War.
Please refer to In and About Union County from Berkeley Heights to Winfield and the Union County website www.ucnj.org/cultural for an on-going listing of Civil War-related activities taking place in Union County between 2011 and 2015. We invite organizations to go to that webpage for the information form. You may also contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-558-2550 to request the form.