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Wantage Township in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kilpatrick's Reenactment

 
 
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By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. Kilpatrick's Reenactment Marker
Inscription. At the invitation of Major Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881), a native of Wantage, over forty thousand veterans of the American Civil War and guards were treated to four days of festivities from August 25-28, 1878. On the final day of the encampment, a re-enacted battle involving four thousand men, took place. The roar of cannons was heard over twenty miles away.

Kilpatrick, an 1861 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, was unsuccessful in his campaigns for Governor of New Jersey and the U.S. House of Representatives. He was twice appointed Minister to Chile, and died serving in this post in 1881.
 
Erected 2003 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 13.565′ N, 74° 38.032′ W. Marker is in Wantage Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on County Route 650. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sussex NJ 07461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Clove Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sussex Borough, New Jersey
Kilpatrick's Reenactment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2010
2. Kilpatrick's Reenactment Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Lusscroft (approx. 2.2 miles away); DAR Van Bunschooten Museum (approx. 2.6 miles away); Goldsmith Maid (approx. 3.1 miles away); George Washington Encampment (approx. 5.6 miles away); Orange County (approx. 6.2 miles away in New York); Joseph Sharp's Iron Works (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wantage Township.
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Kilpatrick's Reenactment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Kruk, September 14, 2010
3. Kilpatrick's Reenactment Marker
Kilpatrick Farm with cannon
Kilpatrick's Reenactment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Kruk, June 14, 2010
4. Kilpatrick's Reenactment Marker
Kilpatrick's Farm Cannon view #2
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard Kruk of Wantage, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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