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65th NY/1st US Chasseurs Blog

Welcome to my blog about the 65th NY Volunteers, also known as the 1st U.S. Chasseurs. I am launching this blog to go along with my recently published “No Flinching From Fire: The 65th New York Volunteers in the Civil War,” the first history of the regiment, which fought with both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Shenandoah during the Civil War. The book is available at Amazon.

Published by 65th NY Guy

I am a high school history teacher in my 34th year of teaching. I have been studying the 65th NY Infantry, my great-great grandfather's regiment, since 1993. After 8 years of writing, I recently finally published my history of the regiment, "No Flinching From Fire." I also coach cross country and track and field, and I have a wife and two daughters.

6 thoughts on “65th NY/1st US Chasseurs Blog

  1. I’m researching a GGGrandfather, James Doxey (Co. A, then Co H) who had an interesting history. Enlisted July 1861, deserted after Fredericksburg, then a POW in Libby and Castle Thunder. Joined a Gilmore’s Md cavalry Bn, deserted back north. He was eventually returned to the regiment just after Cedar Creek, served through the end of the war.

    Just bought your book, good job! I’m hoping to dig into it over the coming week.

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    1. Thanks so much Bob! I hope you enjoy it. It all started for me with my own great-great grandfather Lt. Timothy Carroll. Sounds like your own great great grandfather saw a lot of action and experiences. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I am doing research for a book on the 1862 battle of Fair Oaks – I’d be interested in letters or any primary or secondary accounts you may have access to or be able to direct me toward from that battle

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  3. Hi Chris: I have your book on the 65th New York. I bought it because I have Col. Joseph Hambin’s Sixth Corps badge he lost during The Wilderness campaign. I can send you photos of the relic if you would like to see it. Your book is awesome. I have relic hunted in Virginia with my dad since 1970. I will be 60 this year. Take care, John Criaf


    1. Hi John–thanks so much for the kind words about my book, and by all means I would love to see a picture of Col. Hamblin’s corps badge. What a tremendous relic! How were you able to identify it as belonging to Col. Hamblin? Thanks again for getting in touch. –Chris


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