Chapter


OUR OBJECTIVES
  • To honor the memory of the men and women who contributed towards the preservation of the Union during the Civil War, extending over the years 1861-1865
  • To foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty, and love of country
  • To uphold the honor of the Flag of the United States of America
  • To give financial aid to Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee​​​​​​​


Swearing in of New Member
November 12, 2022
Clifton, NJ
September 17, 2022
Sussex County History Day
Newton, NJ
June 11, 2022
Sussex County Historical Society Museum
Newton, NJ
May 14, 2022
Honoring the Civil War Veterans of the Old Newton Burial Ground,
     the Black Cemetery, and Old Saint Joseph Cemetery
Program sponsored by the Private Joseph Bessette Chapter and
     the Sussex County Historical Society
Newton, NJ
December 18, 2021
Wreaths Across America
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, FL
December 18, 2021
Wreaths Across America
Old Newton Burial Ground
Newton, NJ
December 18, 2021
Wreaths Across America
Crooked Pond Cemetery
Franklin Lakes, NJ
September 18, 2021
Sussex County History Day
Newton, NJ
September 18, 2021
Sussex County History Day
Newton, NJ

September 18, 2021
Sussex County History Day
Old Newtown Burial Ground
Newton, NJ
May 22, 2021
Spring Memorial Program
Sponsored by the Sussex County Historical Society
Old Newton Burial Ground
Newton, NJ
December 19, 2020
Wreaths Across America
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Butler, NJ
December 19, 2020
Wreaths Across America
Old Newton Burial Ground
Newton, NJ
December 19, 2020
Wreaths Across America
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Totowa, NJ
December 14, 2019
Wreaths Across America
Old Newton Burial Ground
Newton, NJ
December 14, 2019
Wreaths Across America
Deckertown Union and Papakating Cemetery
Wantage, NJ
December 14, 2019
Wreaths Across America
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Totowa, NJ

September 21, 2019
Sussex County History Day
Newton, NJ
June 29, 2019
Hamilton House Museum
Lecture sponsored by the Private Joseph Bessette Chapter
Topic:  Civil War Photographers of New Jersey
Presented by:  Gary Saretzky
Clifton, NJ
April 22, 2018
Hill Memorial Museum
Newton, NJ
June 15, 2017
Brick Fundraiser
Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery
75 North Church Road
Sparta, NJ
October 2016
Headstone Dedication -- Private James McGrath
North Church Cemetery
Hardyston Township, NJ
July 30, 2016
Lecture:  Defenders of the Union
Presented by:  Wayne McCabe, Sussex County Historian
Newton Green
Newton, NJ
July 30, 2016
Civil War Memorial Service
Old Newton Burial Ground
Newton, NJ
April 30, 2016
Chapter Chartering Day
Portofino Restaurant
Oak Ridge, NJ