Historical Society of Moorestown hosts Civil War Reenactment June 6

The Historical Society of Moorestown will mark the end of its 18-month commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with a Civil War Reenactment. A group of reenactors who portray the 4th New Jersey Regiment will set up an encampment on the grounds of the Smith-Cadbury Mansion, located at 12 High Street on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in conjunction with Moorestown Day on Main Street.

Among the demonstrations that the group will showcase will be the type of medical care soldiers received in the mid-19th century, the types of weapons used, and even children’s games from that era.

The 4th New Jersey Regiment was formed in 2012 and has members from all over the state. The group attends events all over the country and recently participated in the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Their goal is to educate the public about one of the most pivotal time frames in American history. As a reenactment organization they educate by conducting living history programs and by participating in battle reenactments.

A trip to Moorestown has a heightened significance for the group because many of the men from Moorestown who fought in the Civil War served in the 4th Regiment.