THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSONCIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE
Dear Valued Members and Friends,
A REMINDER – WE HAVE A NEW MEETING LOCATION AND TIME!!!!
STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2016 OUR NEW MEETING LOCATION WILL BE:
THE SUSSEX COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY
125 MORRIS TURNPIKE
NEWTON, NEW JERSEY
LIBRARY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 973-948-3660
(ADJACENT TO THE HOMESTEAD HEALTH CARE CENTER)
MEETINGS WILL NOW START AT 7 P.M. AND END AT 8:20 P.M.
Info about the November Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM (Promptly!)
Place: Sussex County Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ.
Swindlers, Pimps, and Vagabonds: New Jersey’s Civil War Bounty Jumpers
Jonathan Kinney, our speaker for the evening, wrote the book entitled Swindlers,
Pimps, and Vagabonds: New Jersey’s Civil War Bounty Jumpers – the first in
depth look at that significant (and sometimes humorous!) topic in New Jersey.
Bounty Jumpers were criminals who enlisted in the army, usually under a false
identity, in order to collect the large cash bounties being offered to recruits. They
would immediately desert, or a the least attempt to, in order to avoid military
service…with many going on to enlist again and again under different false
names. The “Jumpers” represented a serious problem for the government during
the Civil War, one which officials were never really able to get a handle on.
Mr. Kinney was born and raised in Passaic County, NJ, and received a BS degree
in Law & Criminal Justice and a MA in American History. He currently lives in
Hamilton Township and is a Board of Trustees member of the NJ Civil War
Heritage Association. He has been involved in the Civil War reenacting
community for the past 16 years.
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table provides educational
programs, tours, and fellowship for individuals interested in the Civil War Era.
Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information please call
Jennifer at 973-948-4724 during the day, or check out the Round Table’s website
Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table, now in it's Thirteenth year,
provides educational programs, tours and fellowship for individuals interested in
The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:
December – Remember: As always, no meeting in December.
January 17, 2017 – Movie Night – Called to Duty: The Civil War Training Camps of
New Jersey. Produced by Thomas Burke, directed by Rich Mendoza.