May 17, 2012

Summers to sign Civil War poetry book June 2

On June 2, from 11am to 12pm and 3pm to 4pm, S. Thomas Summers will be selling and signing copies of his book Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War in the authors' tent of the School for a Soldier Civil War Encampment at the Historic Village at Allaire at Allaire State Park.

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Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd 2012
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Join us in this returning event! The Historic Village at Allaire time travels for its Annual Civil War Encampment! New Jersey Union regiments camp out in our show fields. Discover the Civil War at Allaire! Meet Union soldiers, shop at period stores, and experience encampment life! This event will be a non-combatant Civil War living history presentation of a Training Camp for new recruits in New Jersey service. Throughout the day witness speeches, artillery demonstrations, battalion drills, musket cleaning, dress parades, and a farewell at the train station as troops leave for the front! The event will be open to the public from This event is presented by the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association (NJCWHA) and The Historic Village at Allaire. There will be a $5 parking fee for this event.

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