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The Newark Experience

Civil War Era

Newark, New Jersey, During the American Civil War: A Study in Loyalty and Disloyalty
Edward G. Sponzilli. Thesis (B.A.), Rutgers University, 1971. Available?
Drummer Boy Willie McGee, Civil War Hero and Fraud
Thomas Fox. Jefferson, N.C., McFarland & Co., 2008. Available?
Essex County's Doctors Go to War
Michael Nevins. IN Meanderings in New Jersey' Medical History. Bloomington, iUniverse, Inc., 2011, Chapter 7, pp.53-58.
"Will I Ever Be Fit for Civil Society Again?" The Challenges of Readjustment through the Prism of the New Jersey Soldier's Home at Newark
Leonard Bussanich. New Jersey History 127(2), 2013, 26 pp.
In 1863 Newark's Marcus L. Ward put forth a proposal to establish an institution geared to the protection and care of returning Civil War soldiers.The New Jersey Home for Disabled Veterans opened on July 4, 1866.
Newark Civil War Payment Records and Roll Book, 1861, 1863-1864
"Records of Civil War soldiers who enlisted at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, 1861 and 1863-1864, kept in conjunction with the provision of payments to soldiers' dependents (state money administered by the city) or to soldiers themselves (city bounty money)." Manuscript Collection. Available?

Ward's Hospital

"To Treat War's 'Wounded and Diseased': Newark's Civil War Hospital"
Sandra W. Moss. New Jersey Heritage 2 (2003) pp.18–28.
The Ward Hospital treated over 8,000 men between 1862 and 1865. Available?
Ward Hospital Bulletin
Vol. 1, no, 7., August 10, 1865. Partial history and statistics.
The Model Hospital in Newark,"
New York Times July 10, 1862. Rutgers-restricted access
"The Soldiers' Hospital at Newark: The Location, The Accommodations and the Patients,"
New York Times June 23, 1862. Rutgers-restricted access

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