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Meeting – May 26, 2015 – The stories of two men in the American Civil War

19 May 2015

Captain David C. Pierson and Private Newton Church both served in the American Civil War. However, they have very different memories of those years that reveal untold truths regarding our country and its struggles from 1860 to 1865.  George C. Pierson, a relative of Captain David C. Pierson, will use stories gathered from their diaries and letters home to tell the two men’s point of view at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday evening May 26th.  George Pierson is a member of the Historical Society as well as a Professor of Communication Studies at Kean University.  He has long time interests in New Jersey history and genealogy.

This informative program is free. Please join us on May 26th at 8:00PM at the Fanwood Train Station on North & Martine Avenues to “hear” long ago combatants’ stories of the American Civil War. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.

For more information about this event, contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489.

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Meeting – September 23, 2014 – Woman Healers in the Civil War

16 September 2014

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Phoebe Pember lib.unc.edu

Phoebe Pember


Intrepid women left their homes to nurse the wounded and dying in the Civil War. They were from the North and South and of varied races, religions, marital circumstances and motivations. A handful of women physicians met unrelenting hostility from the male medical corps. Some women proved to be excellent administrators for organizations such as the United States Sanitary Commission.

This fascinating topic will be the kick-off program of the Historical Society and Fanwood at their opening meeting on Tuesday evening September 23rd, 2014. Dr. Sandra Moss will be the expert presenter. Dr. Moss graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She practiced internal medicine in New Brunswick for many years and was a clinical associate professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In 2005 she earned a Master’s Degree in the History of Medicine. The practice of medicine in New Jersey in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is her major area of interest. She is the author of two books about New Jersey physicians as well as some forty articles, chapter, reviews and encyclopedia entries in the field. Dr. Moss gives talks on a variety of medical history topics before local, state and national organizations. She is a past president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and of the American Osler Society (a national organization for physician historians).

Clara Barton “Cbartoncolorized”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The focus of this interesting program will be on New Jersey women, but many national figures will be met as well. Whenever possible, the women will speak for themselves through their letters and memoirs. To keep everyone on their toes, there will be a number of little quizzes along the way. Following Dr. Moss’ presentation, there will be time for comments and discussion.

The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00PM.  Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.  The meeting is free and open to everyone.

Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.

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Meeting – April 22, 2014 – Joanne Hamilton discusses her new book, “New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion”

22 April 2014

Book cover of Cover of the book "New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion"County clerk Joanne Hamilton will be discussing her new book “New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion“.
Joanne’s relatives fought in the civil war.

The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00PM.  Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.  The meeting is free and open to everyone.

Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.

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