Our last meeting was a memorial service for Rev. Edgar Hamilton at Fairview Cemetery. Reverend Hamilton was the grandson of Alexander Hamilton and began his first pastor-late in the First Presbyterian Church of Deckertown in 1873, remaining ten years, or until 1883, the longest term then served by any pastor up to that point.
Mr. Hamilton was born at Hamilton's Settlement, Wis., March 8, 1842. He entered the army at an early age during the Civil War and left the service at the close of the struggle as Lieutenant-Colonel of the First New York Mounted Rifles. This was written by Amelia and Ralph Decker, Historians from the First Presbyterian Church of Sussex.
Our second anniversary! With the Sussex Historical Society, we hosted a lecture on women of the Civil War.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10am-Noon
We will meet at the Manning Ave Cemetery in Butler, NJ.
We will be hosting a memorial for 27 Civil War Veterans that are buried there. The cemetery is currently unowned and many of the headstones are damaged. We will spend some time locating all the veterans and memorializing each soldier.
Once complete, we will head to the Butler Library for a meeting and induction of new members.
We hope to be joined by the local VFW and American Legion members.
Saturday, October 22 2016, 10am-Noon
We will meet at the North Church/North Hardyston Cemetery in Hamburg, NJ
We will be attending a headstone dedication with the family of Pvt James McGrath....124th NY Infantry Co A, Orange Blossoms. We will have a small ceremony with a bugler for the new headstone with a history of the Orange Blossoms and Pvt. James McGrath.
Once complete, we will have a short business meeting and the induction of two new members
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Come on out Saturday July 30th and join us, the newly chartered, Joseph Bessette Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865, as we remember and honor some of our local Civil War Veterans.