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New Jersey Assembly Assembly, No. 130. State of New Jersey.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.271 Author/Creator: New Jersey Assembly Place Written: Trenton, New Jersey Type: Printed document Date: 14 February 1905 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 35.7 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: This was an act to erect a monument on the Revolutionary battlefield of Red Bank.

Background Information: Powell was a Lincoln supporter and served as a statistician in the Treasury Department during the Civil War. Active in religious work as a young man, he was the secretary ...and manager of the Evangelistic Press Association and led a topographical corps through Egypt and North Africa to create Sunday School maps of Palestine and the Holy Land. Powell participated in the American Forestry Commission, the Grange and Patrons of Husbandry, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Geographic Society. He was active in Sabbath reform work.See More

People: Powell, George May

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: BattleRevolutionary WarMonumentLegislationGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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