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Hackettstown Civil War Monument

 
 
Front Marker on Hackettstown Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 10, 2012
1. Front Marker on Hackettstown Civil War Monument
Inscription.
< Front of Monument : >
“Remember you are Jerseymen”

General Nathan Kimball, Dec 12, 1862

Eastern Campaigns
Bull Run
Peninsula
Second Bull Run
Antietam
Fredricksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wildnerness
Spotsylvania
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
Five Forks
Appomattox

Western Campaigns
Shiloh
Vicksburg
Chickamauga
Lookout Mountain
Missionary Ridge
Atlanta
March to the Sea
Franklin
Nashville

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Rededicated May 28, 2001 to the men and families of the Hackettstown area who served to preserve the Union in the War Between The States 1861-1865

Ballad of the Monument
As I stand alone here, do the people remember
were the lives that were lost all in vain?
We fought hard for our country, we fought hard for our honor,
but now just our memories remain.

We stand for our country, we stand for our future
We are proud of the price that we paid.
And we know that our children embrace all their freedoms
and we know that they would all do the same.

What do we tell our children, and each generation
just what the fighting was for?
What a price they must suffer, the fathers and mothers,
who send their
Right Marker on Hackettstown Civil War Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 19, 2010
2. Right Marker on Hackettstown Civil War Monument Inscription
own sons off to war.

We stand for our country, we stand for our future
We are proud of the price that we paid.
And we know that our children embrace all their freedoms
and we know that they would all do the same.

Kevin A. McCann
June 4, 1998

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The Old Monument Speaks

Here I have stood for many years.
Placed here by patriots mid lusty cheers.

Millions of people have passed me by,
Millions of hearts have heaved a sigh.

I am a memory of living and dead,
who struggled for the Union as Lincoln said.

The struggle was bitter and the toll was great.
Brother killed brother, love turned to hate.

I must give way to the automobile.
That is the way I was made to feel.

Surely some spot can be found.
The ideals I stand for I still can profound.

But alas, here comes the junkman with stout rope.
He has pulled me to the concrete and my back is broke.

Where are the citizens of yesteryear,
who placed me here with lusty cheers?

I think the citizens of Hackettstown
could at least have gently taken me down.

I was a memorial to the boys of Sixty-Five,
but few of them are now alive.

Who remembers the famous day and year
when the patriots of Hackettstown placed me here?

The boys it seems are not forgotten,
as
Rear Marker of Hackettstown Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, Marker
3. Rear Marker of Hackettstown Civil War Monument
I lie in the junk pile to rust and rotten.

Charles Augustus Stewart Gulick
January 14, 1927

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Remember you are Jerseymen


I stand before you calm and serene.
My expression belies the horrors Iíve seen.

My coat of blue, now bronze bereaved,
a patina of age I never achieved.

We find in life tempests to brave,
swords to clash and ideals to save.

I saw my duty to follow such light,
no matter the fury or how dark the night.

I stand as a guidon for Jerseymen fair,
protecting our Union from threats we share.

Though I stand a statue, a Jerseyman Blue,
I was once a young man made of flesh like you.

No more verdant hills or streams will I roam.
To you I bequeath this land as your home.

Protect her and the children from tyrants and fools
and “Remember you are Jerseymen” where freedom rules.

Gerard A. Geiger
May 22, 2000

 
Location. 40° 50.945′ N, 74° 49.442′ W. Marker is in Hackettstown, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New Jersey Route 46) and Willow Grove Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hackettstown NJ 07840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Left Marker on Hackettstown Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 10, 2011
4. Left Marker on Hackettstown Civil War Monument
8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Presbyterian Burial Ground (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Cemetery Memorial to the Unknown Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sea Wolf (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hackettstown Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. and Mrs. Robert Wilson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blue Ridge Post 164 World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drakestown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Beattystown Historic District (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackettstown.
 
Also see . . .  Hackettstown War Memorial. History of the memorial from the Town of Hackettstown website. (Submitted on March 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hackettstown Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 10, 2011
5. Hackettstown Civil War Monument
Detail on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 10, 2011
6. Detail on Front of Monument
An engraving on the front of the monument shows the Jerseymen engaged in a battle.
Detail on Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 10, 2011
7. Detail on Rear of Monument
An engraving on the rear of the monument depicts the Civil War Monument as it originally appeared.
Detail from Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 10, 2011
8. Detail from Side of Monument
Horse heads appear on both sides of the monument.
Hackettstown Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 19, 2010
9. Hackettstown Civil War Monument
Closeup of Civil War Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 10, 2011
10. Closeup of Civil War Soldier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   10. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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