October 26, 2023 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Amy Truesdell has traced the experiences of her great-great-grandfather as an infantryman in the 27th NY Volunteers as he transitioned from eager recruit to experienced veteran. In the 100+ letters preserved by the Truesdell family, Rollin vividly described his life as a Union soldier in the thick of some of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of the Civil War. Using those letters, interwoven with supporting political and military context, Amy presents a gripping account of her ancestor’s life in her book.
Holland Land Office Museum, Batavia, NY