The Purpose of the Recreated Third New Jersey Regiment
The Third New Jersey Regiment was reactivated in 1963 by a small group of dedicated people interested in accurately presenting the New Jersey common soldier during the War of Independence. With its founding, the Regiment became the first member regiment accepted by the Brigade of the American Revolution (BAR). Over the past forty years, the Regiment has grown and expanded, not only in numbers, but also in depth and variety of historical activities. Today, the “Jersey Blues” is one of the most respected living history organizations.
The Third New Jersey Regiment emphasizes the importance of the family with many activities geared toward that goal. Men participate in military drills and exercises, but are also involved in camp crafts. Women accurately present 18th Century cooking and sewing while both men and women are involved in live shooting competitions. Of course, children are involved in many camp activities.
ASK YOURSELF –
- Are you intrigued by the idea of re-living the experiences of America’s past?
- Would you like to learn skills and engage in activities that are believed to have been “lost”?
- Are you alarmed because today’s children do not comprehend their country’s cultural and social history?
- Do linen, pewter and open fire cooking sound more exciting than television and fast food?
If so, here are some of the real benefits our members enjoy
- Programs at the great sites of history
- Lexington and Concord
If you have any questions about who we are and what we do, please visit the FAQ. If your questions aren’t answered there, please feel free to contact the Regiment. The experience will be very rewarding. There is always room for a few more good people at our fire.