Award-winning Author to Present Lecture During Encampment Weekend

The Monmouth County Historical Association will hold their Encampment Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

As part of its “Historically Speaking” lecture series, the Monmouth County Historical Association will have Dr. David Martin to speak on “New Jersey Generals in the Civil War” during the Assocation's Encampment Weekend.

The lecture will be held at the Court Street School on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. and will be part of the Association’s activities during the Civil War Encampment Weekend which will be held at the Museum and Library grounds at 70 Court Street in Freehold.  

Dr. Martin is the author of over 25 books on the Civil War and American Revolution, including the award-winning “Gettysburg July 1,” “A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook,” and most recently “New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook”. Dr. Martin is also Vice President of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, sponsors of the state’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, and was a member of the state’s Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Dr. Martin is currently working on a book of biographies of New Jersey’s generals and admirals in the Civil War, which is the basis for his talk for the Monmouth County Historical Association. He is a professor and administrator at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.

The Civil War Encampment weekend will occur on both Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 on the grounds of the Museum and Library. The public is welcome to tour the encampment between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tours of the current exhibition “Marching Away:Monmouth in the Civil War” will also be offered inside the Museum. To view the Encampment schedule of events view the event’s listing.

Dr. Martin’s lecture is open to the public and admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Call 732-462-1466 for further information or to attend.


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