New Jersey State Museum:
The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey
(609) 292-6464. Post Office Box 530 , NJ 08625-0530
Department of State Galleries, 225 West State Street
On Extended View (Weekdays 9-5)
The New Jersey State House Flag Collection consists of 191 flags, 140 of which date from the Civil War and the Spanish-American War eras. By far the greatest portion of the collection (132 flags) consists of Civil War-era flags. Just a small part (8 flags) consists of flags dating from 1865 to 1900 (primarily, from veterans groups and, the Spanish-American War period). In October 2000, the Civil War flags that were stable enough for display were moved to their present location in the Department of State Building. Five are shown at one time, and, in the future, other flags will replace the current selection. The conservation and display of the flags has received support from: Office of Governor and the New Jersey State Legislature; New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association; South Mountain March, 1999; Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (New Jersey Department, Gen. James A. Garfield Camp 4, Abraham Lincoln Camp 100); Company E, 11th NJ Volunteer Infantry; Company H, 14th NJ Volunteer Infantry; Company A, 15th NJ Volunteer Infantry; Company C, 33rd NJ Volunteer Infantry; Madison-Florham Post 43, American Legion; Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table; Norman B. Tomlinson; Trenton Elks Lodge 105, Americanism Committee.