Historical Narratives

New Jersey has a proud history of military service, spanning from the days of the Dutch and Swedish colonial empires, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, up until and continuing through the current day. Click below to read about the numerous different time periods and military units in which New Jerseyans have fought valiantly and selflessly.

General Lewis B. Ballantyne and the 102nd Cavalry, the descendants of the Essex Troop

UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters of the 150th Aviation Regiment

Soldiers of the 29th Division, which included NJ National Guard units

Sign commemorating Fort Elfsborg, a fort built to protect New Sweden, in present day Salem, NJ