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Hackettstown in the Civil War
When the call came from President Lincoln, it was answered by many of the men and boys who lived in Hackettstown and the surrounding area, aand they bravely marched off to fight in the Civil War. Forty-nine regiments came from New Jersey, including the 11th, the 15th, the 27th and the 31st, which were organized with men from Hackettstown and the surrounding Warren County area.
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Click names in green to see a picture of the headstone.
31st Regiment Infantry
The Thirty-first Regiment was organized under the provisions of an Act of Congress, approved July 22, 1861. A call for ten thousand four hundred and seventy-eight men, to serve for nine months, unless sooner discharged, was made. The Regiment was fully completed, officered and equipped by September 17, 1862. William Holt, of Hackettstown, served as Lt. Colonel.


Enlisted Men A-F Enlisted Men G-P
Enlisted Men Q-Z
15th Regiment Infantry Volunteers, Company B.
The Fifteenth Regiment was organized under the provisions of an Act of Congress, approved July 22, 1861, and was one of five regiments required as quota from the State of New Jersey. The Regiment was fully organized, equipped and officered on August 25, 1862. It was mustered into service at Camp Fair Oaks, near Flemington, N. J.and took part in the battles of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Gettysburg.

Enlisted Men A-F

Enlisted Men G-N Enlisted Men O-Z
Information on this page is available in the J. Harold Nunn book, The People of Hackettstown, published in 1955, and the New Jersey Civil War records from the New Jersey State Library.
If you have information on other Civil War soldiers from the Hackettstown area, please contact the Hackettstown Historical Society.
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Tillie Smith Monument, Union Cemetery
The monument on Union Cemetery's Crest Drive is dedicated to the memory of Tillie Smith, an 18 year old domestic who lived and worked at Centenary Collegiate Institute in the late 19th century, Smith was raped and strangled in the early hours of April 9, 1886, her body left in an open field in plain view.

A local Hackettstown resident and employee of CCI, James J. Titus was charged with Tillie's murder and in October 1866, was sentenced to hang for the crime. A book authored by Denis Sullivan, 'In Defence of Her Honor' provides compelling evidence that Titus was convicted on circumstantial evidence, sensational journalism and a Victorian society's emotional outcry for accountability.

Sullivan's book is on file in the Hackettstown Historical Society museum's research room.