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The commanders of the 65th NY Volunteers

About me and my interest

I am a teacher of American history, having taught high school for 31 years, currently in New York state. I also coach cross country and track and field, so this blog may be neglected at times. My great-great grandfather, Lt. Timothy Carroll, fought in the 65th NY Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. He was wounded three times, and he fought in many of the key battles of the Eastern Campaign. Since 1993 I have read about the regiment’s fights, visited the battlefields, traveled to archives and museums, and read letters, memoirs, and newspaper sources in a quest to learn about the regiment. My book, No Flinching from Fire, published in August 2019, is the culmination of this research, and of eight years of writing. I am hoping this blog will allow me to share stories, travels, and images which reflect my continuing interest in telling the story of the regiment.

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.