Getting Better at Being a Civil War Tourist/Researcher

Among the pleasures of committing to retracing the steps of one’s Civil War ancestor, and his regiment, is the chance to share that passion with my family members.  My 1996 trip following the Overland Campaign with my father has already been mentioned.  My Dad was a World War II buff, his eldest brother having beenContinue reading “Getting Better at Being a Civil War Tourist/Researcher”

A Walk Through the Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Searching for Chasseur Graves, and Finding Some Bonus Discoveries

With my school definitely closed for the next two weeks, and perhaps for longer, and on line learning activities not set to start until later this week, I took a trip today to New York City’s only National Cemetery, Cypress Hills. With the original National Cemetery within the private Cypress Hills Cemetery, and an additionalContinue reading “A Walk Through the Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Searching for Chasseur Graves, and Finding Some Bonus Discoveries”

A book talk at the Irvington Public Library, for the library and the Irvington Historical Society

Today I did a talk about the officers of the 65th New York, and how they served as some of my best sources for No Flinching From Fire. It was fun, and I was very happy about the audience’s reaction. And I sold some books as well! 🙂

Link to an interview on WVOX about “No Flinching From Fire”

I was very lucky to be interviewed by Mr. Paul Feiner, the Greenburgh Town Supervisor, on his show on WVOX, on January 31, 2020. We talked about writing the book, the research process, and how lucky I am to teach the students I have, and to have the colleagues with whom I work, at IrvingtonContinue reading “Link to an interview on WVOX about “No Flinching From Fire””

Some recognition for “No Flinching From Fire”

No Flinching From Fire made it to the Best New American Civil War Books I’m happy to announce that my book, “No Flinching From Fire: The 65th New York Volunteer Infantry in the American Civil War”, made it to BookAuthority’s Best New American Civil War Books:https://bookauthority.org/books/new-american-civil-war-books?t=fp7kdb&s=award&book=1794636617BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, andContinue reading “Some recognition for “No Flinching From Fire””

A Walk to Antietam Following the Route of the 65th NY Volunteers in 1862

In the summer of 2014, I  walked forty miles with two friends in re-tracing the steps of my great-great grandfather and his Civil War regiment, the 65th NY volunteer infantry, on the road to Gettysburg.   After such a venture, it might be safely assumed that I had learned my lesson. Blistered feet, sore muscles,Continue reading “A Walk to Antietam Following the Route of the 65th NY Volunteers in 1862”

A Visit to General John Joseph Abercrombie’s grave in Philadelphia

Today we visited the beautiful Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia. Though our search for 65th Major Edmund Kirby Russell came up short after a valorous family search (it is hard to not have the actual grave site location in such a big cemetery), we did find the grave of General John Joseph Abercrombie. Abercrombie commanded theContinue reading “A Visit to General John Joseph Abercrombie’s grave in Philadelphia”

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