Joseph G. Bilby was born in Newark, New Jersey. He received his BA and MA degrees in history from Seton Hall University and served as a lieutenant with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. He is a member of the Irish Brigade Association, the North-South Skirmish Association and the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
Mr. Bilby is the author of over 200 articles on history and outdoor subjects and has served as a consultant for several television programs on the Civil War. Mr. Bilby is a columnist for The Civil War News and a contributing editor for Military Images Magazine. He is the author of three books, including Remember Fontenoy: The 69th New York and the Irish Brigade in the Civil War, and was a contributor to A History of the Irish Brigade, an anthology.
Forgotten Warriors: New Jersey's African American Soldiers in the Civil War
"My Sons were Faithful
and They Fought"
Remember Fontenoy! [cover image]
Remember You Are Jerseymen
Three Rousing Cheers: A History of the Fifteenth New Jersey from Flemington to AppomattoxRevised edition of our 1993 original title, which quickly sold out. Highly acclaimed. 453 pages, notes, bibliography, roster, 20 maps, over 140 illustrations. Published 2001. Full color dust jacket. ISBN 0-944413-61-7. $42.00
Born August 31, 1942 on a small farm north of Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas, John studied at the Oklahoma Military Academy, the University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma. A lifelong student of military history in general, the American Civil War in particular, and the Battle of Gettysburg specifically, his keen interest in the individual soldiers, whose sacrifice on the battlefield is often forgotten or neglected by most historians of the era, resulted in the inspiration and motivation for this study. Co-author of Regimental Strengths at Gettysburg in 1982, revised (1994 published), and Nothing But Glory in 1987, John's passion for the detailed, accurate presentation of information relating to the armies at Gettysburg has resulted in this study of the Union dead at that battle and efforts to compile a roster of all Confederates present during those terrible three days in July 1863. He works with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Stamp Program in Alexandria, Virginia, and lives in Centreville, Virginia with his wife Sandra, and their family of five girls, one boy, and many animal friends.
Strengths and Losses at Gettysburg
Last Full Measure: Burials in the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg
These Honored Dead:
Battle of Monmouth
A Brief History of the
Fourth Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry
Louis Raymond Francine, Brevet Brigadier-General , U.S. Volunteers
Edited by Paul J. Lader. Reprint, with new introduction, of scarce booklet on New Jersey General; killed at Gettysburg . 29 pages, 7 illustrations, 1 map. Published 2000. ISBN 0-944413-62-5. $8.00
William C. Goble was Inspector General of the North South Skirmish Association. He passed away in 1997.
Remember You Are Jerseymen
Comparative Value of Rifled and Smooth-Bored ArmsBy Col. George L. Willard. Edited by William C. Goble. Reprint of rare booklet favoring smooth-bored weapons, with the reasons why, by New York Colonel who was killed at Gettysburg . A 16 page booklet. Published 1995. ISBN 0-944413-38-2. $5.00
History of Battery B, First
New Jersey Artillery
Give it to them, Jersey
History of A Cavalry Company:
The author is a retired federal employee and a resident of Goose Creek, South Carolina after serving over 40 years Federal government service. He holds a Master of Arts degree. While making his retirement plans, he attended a Civil War seminar at Fort Ward in Alexandria, Virginia, and purchased the book which informed how to trace one's Civil War ancestors. That book mentioned that there had been little written about the 24th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers Infantry. He decided then and there that he would pursue the activities of the 24th as his retirement vocation. Later he discovered that some of his ancestors had indeed served in the regiment. After nearly eight years, his efforts have culminated in publication of this book.
Enlisted for the War:
in Blue: Colonel John Wood Kester of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry in the
Jonathan Kinney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law & Criminal Justice from the College of New Jersey and a Master of Arts degree from William Paterson University, where his studies focused on nineteenth and twentieth century American history. Since that time he has enjoyed a career in the field of historic preservation. This is his first book.
Cavalryman in Blue: Colonel John Wood Kester of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry in the Civil War
Jeff and Loree Kowalis reside in Orland Park, Illinois, with their two sons, Christopher and Cody. A lifelong Civil War enthusiast and Gettysburg collector, Jeff holds a Bachelors Degree from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and manages the family's two automobile franchises. His collection of Gettysburg photographs is well recognized by many authorities and has been laoned to several Civil War publications. Loree Levitt Kowalis holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and was the Operating Room Clinical Educator of a local hospital before the birth of their sons. She has contributed as a feature writer for a nursing magazine, and her professional writings have been published in nursing journals. Her interest in the Civil War began with their marriage in 1989.
Loree Levitt Kowalis holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and was the Operating Room Clinical Educator of a local hospital before the birth of their sons. She has contributed as a feature writer for a nursing magazine, and her professional writings have been published in nursing journals. Her interest in the Civil War began with their marriage in 1989.
Died at Gettysburg [cover image]
Edward G. Longacre, a New Jersey native, has for the past ten years resided in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. He holds a doctorate in American history from Temple University and has published seven books and over eighty journal and magazine articles on the Civil War. His works include The Cavalry at Gettysburg, which won the 1987 Fletcher Pratt Award as the year's best book of Civil War nonfiction, and To Gettysburg and Beyond, a history of the Twelfth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, released by Longstreet House in 1988. His future projects include a study of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteers for Longstreet House.
To Gettysburg and Beyond
Bob MacAvoy is a native of Rahway, NJ. He served in Viet Nam with the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing as an aircraft fuel systems mechanic and was awarded the Air Force Commendation medal. He was employed for thirty-two years at Merck and Company before retiring in 2002. Bob joined forces with Chuck Eckhardt in 1989 in establishing the remembering Veterans North and South project to locate and document all Civil War veterans’ graves in New Jersey. Their research was published in 2005 in the book listed here. They are continually searching for new names, both inside and outside the state, and will continue to add to their findings. Bob is an avid hockey fan, golfer, and history lover, and resides in Clark, New Jersey.
Dr. Mahood, former Professor of Social Studies Education at the State University of New York - Geneseo from 1969-1994, grew up in Illinois and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Hamilton College, the University of Illinois, and Syracuse University respectively. He has served as a public school teacher in Illinois, Chairman of Elementary and Secondary Education at SUNY-Geneseo, President of the Geneseo Central School Board and President of the New State Council for the Social Studies.
Dr. Mahood has authored or co-authored six books, including The Market Place; The Human Dynamo; Government, U.S.A.; Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Senior High Schools: Decisions! Decesionst; The Plymouth Pilgrims: A History of the Eighty Fifth New York Infantry in the Civil War, and Charlie Mosher's Civil War: Fair Oaks to Andersonville with the Plymouth Pilgrims (ed.), as well as articles in such journals as Social Education, The Social Studies, The Clearing House, Civil War Times Illustrated, and Civil War Regiments.
Recognition includes State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1976), SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Distinguished Social Studies Educator (New York State Council for the Social Studies, 1984), Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the East.
Charlie Mosher's Civil
War: From Fair Oaks to Andersonville with the Plymouth Pilgrims
The Plymouth Pilgrims:
Written in Blood. History
of the 126th New York Infantry in the Civil War [cover image]
History of the Eleventh
New Jersey Volunteers [cover
Dr. David G. Martin is the author of over 20 books on the Civil War and Revolution. He was born in Michigan and holds a B.A. from the University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton . His first book, Regimental Strengths at Gettysburg, was published in 1982 and his most recent, A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook, was printed in June 2003. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, and is a member of the Company of Military Historians as well as President of the Princeton-Cranbury Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is also past Commander of the New Jersey Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Adjutant of Company A, 1 st New Jersey Battalion, Sons of Veterans Reserve. He teaches at The Peddie School in Hightstown , New Jersey .
New Jersey at Gettysburg Guidebook. An overview of the movements of each New Jersey regiment at the battle, with detailed new maps by Philip Laino. Includes significant new interpretations of positions and movements. 80 pages, 18 maps and over 70 illustrations. Spiral bound. ISBN 978-0-944413-79-1. Published spring 2012. Price $12.00.
Casualty at Gettysburg and Andersonville:
Address Delivered at the
Rededication of the Monument to the First New Jersey Brigade
at Gettysburg October 9, 1982
Campaign Studies By Dr. David Martin
Camp Vredenburg in the
Carl Bornemann's Regiment:
The 41st New York Infantry in the Civil War
Clara Barton and Hightstown
General James Longstreet
and his New Jersey Relations
Gettysburg July 1, REVISED
First New Jersey Battery in the Civil War
Strengths and Losses at Gettysburg
The Monocacy Regiment:
A Molly Pitcher Sourcebook
Contains the text of over 100 sources by more than 80 different authors, with analysis and commentary on each. 329 pages, notes, bibliography, index. Published June 2003. ISBN 0-944413-69-2. $35.00
The Story of Molly PitcherAn 8 page booklet written for school children. Published 2000. ISBN 0-944413-64-1. $2.00
The Civil War Letters of General Robert McAllister. by Robert McAllister.
Fifty Years Ago: A Brief
History of the 29th New Jersey Volunteers
Sons were Faithful and They Fought"
John Orr was born in Millstone Township , New Jersey , and spent his entire life in the East Windsor area until he recently retired to Kentucky in order to live near his children.
“Reflections from the Shrine”: An Anecdotal History of Hightstown and East Windsor
74 chapters on the history of eastern Mercer County , New Jersey . 408 pages, 5 maps, 152 illustrations, fully illustrated. Published 1988. Hardbound. ISBN 0-944413-49-8. $40.00
Holding the Left at Gettysburg:
The 20th N. Y.S.M. on July 1, 1863
The Civil War Diaries of
Col. Theodore B. Gates, Twentieth New York State Militia
The Saga of the Mountain
Legion 156th N. Y. Volunteers
The Three-Month Service
of the 20th NY State Militia April 28 - August 2, 1861
Stan Saperstein was born in 1946. He graduated from Rider University
in 1968, with a BA in History and Political Science, and obtained his MA in
History/Education from the College of New Jersey in 1971. He finished a
thirty-year career as a Personnel Manager in New Jersey state government at the end of 2001, and is now retired and pursuing his hobbies.
Stan is a colonial furniture maker, having served a seven-year
apprenticeship in the trade. He also is a reenactor, portraying a
Revolutionary War cannon artificer and a U.S. Sharpshooter from the Civil
War. He is available for lectures and demonstrations on woodworking,
Revolutionary War artillery, and sharpshooters in the Civil War. For more
information, see his website at www.artisansof thevalley.com.
SharpshootersAn historically accurate and exciting novel about Berdan's United States Sharpshooters in the Army of the Potomac . 386 pages, 26 illustrations, 20 maps. Hardbound. Published July 2003. $35.00
The Search for Camp Olden,
the First Regiment, Delaware Volunteers
Battle of Monmouth
New Jersey Troops in the
Reminiscences of the Thirteenth
New Jersey Infantry in the Civil War
of a Soldier
Comparative value of Rifled and Smooth-Bored ArmsEdited by William C. Goble. Reprint of rare booklet favoring smooth-bored weapons, with the reasons why, by New York Colonel who was killed at Gettysburg . 16 page booklet. Published 1995. ISBN 0-944413-38-2. $5.00