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The Rebellion in the American Colonies took many different forms with much of New Jersey descended into civil war.  Patriots of the British Crown suffered mercilessly at the hand of their rebellious counterparts, many giving their lives in armed service for the King.  Often referred to as Loyalists, these men fought with a zeal and determination that matched that of the infamous rebel Militia, yet little is known, understood, or celebrated about their efforts.  Please join Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the New Jersey State Library, for a look at one of the most active and effective provincial units in the American Revolution, The New Jersey Volunteers.  Andrew will discuss the state of the New Jersey colony at the outset of the war, the motivations of those who took up arms in support of the British Crown, and the many battles, skirmishes, raids, and other engagements that the New Jersey Volunteers participated in.

Andrew Dauphinee is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the New Jersey State Library, responsible for their programming and outreach efforts as well as the curator of the library’s Jerseyana Collection.  Andrew has a MLIS from Drexel University and a MA in History from Temple University, where his interest in the American Revolution and the Loyalists began.

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