Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War - A Brief History

 by Anthony Buccino

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Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War, A Brief History by Anthony Buccino A compilation of information documenting the participation of the New Jersey towns of Belleville and Nutley in the American Civil War. Includes information on six local soldiers killed in action in the War Between the States, plus information on the battle campaigns in which they gave up their lives. Also lists information on local participation in various New Jersey and other state militias.

  • Foreword

  • In The Beginning

  • Belleville Men Killed In Action

  • Veterans Of Belleville

  • Diary of James C. Taylor

  • 39th Regiment - Infantry - Volunteers

  • Nutley (Franklin) Men Killed In Action

  • On Far-Flung Battlefields Nutley’s Sons Died

  • Call For Volunteers

  • Veterans of Nutley

  • Acknowledgements

  • About the Editor

Military history, biography, Belleville, Nutley, Second River, Franklin, New Jersey

Revised 2017

Paperback: 54 pages

Publisher: Cherry Blossom Press (July 1, 2011)

ISBN-10: 0982567790

ISBN-13: 978-0982567791


Belleville Men Killed In Action

Thomas Stevens (Stephens) was killed June 27, 1862

Captain Henry Benson died August 11, 1862

John Rogers (Rodgers) died April 8, 1865

 Nutley (Franklin) Men Killed In Action

Sgt. John Donaldson, May 17, 1862

Byron Lawton, September 14, 1862

James H. Cunningham, May 3, 1863


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Belleville Sons Honor Roll

Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

In the last century, Belleville lost 160 sons while in service to our country. This collection, gathered from newspaper clippings and other sources collects what we know about these young men in an effort that their sacrifice not be forgotten.

The first edition of this book resulted in several town streets being named for our local heroes and the names of the fallen being etched into the war memorial on Union Avenue. The latest edition has added information and been arranged chronologically and includes information on Belleville in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, WW II, Korea, Vietnam and peacetime casualties.

Nutley Sons Honor Roll Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

In the past century, 138 Nutley sons died while in service to our country. Three were killed in action in the Civil War, World War I took 17. World War II took 92 sons. The Korean War era took 12 sons. The Vietnam War took 9 sons, and preserving the peace during the Cold War set its toll at 8 Nutley sons. Here, in one source, beyond the names of the fallen, are their stories.

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