From Binghamton to the Battlefield Author Talk

October 28, 2023 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell traces the experiences of author Truesdell’s great-great-grandfather from the time he rushed from the family farm to answer President Lincoln’s first call for volunteers, until he mustered out of the Union Army. A prolific letter writer, Rollin wrote with clarity and wit of what he saw and felt as a Union soldier. Using the 100+ letters Rollin penned for his family as a guide, Truesdell will share the arc of Rollin’s experience as he transformed from eager, raw recruit to war-weary, battle-tested veteran disillusioned by the unseemly political machinations of war yet steadfast in his commitment to victory for the North. After Q&A, Truesdell will sign copies of her book which will be available for purchase.

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St. Lawrence County Historical Association, Canton, NY

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