Author talk - Amy Truesdell: From Binghamton to the Battlefield In-Person
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A slideshow of images will accompany Amy's presentation.
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About the book
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.
Rollin served in the 27th NY Volunteers, a regiment that was one of the earliest New York regiments to form, and that was in the thick of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Rollin's regiment was assigned to the same brigade as the 5th Maine and they fought side by side as brothers from the start of the Peninsula Campaign until the 27th NY mustered out. A prolific letter writer, Rollin wrote with clarity and 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.
Amy J. Truesdell is a writer and consultant with an appreciation for family and cultural history. Her debut book, From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell, fulfills her long-held dream of narrating her great-great-grandfather's wartime experiences based on the 100+ letters he wrote home during the war and which the family preserved. The book was released in December 2022.
Formerly, Amy was a lead foreign affairs officer with the U.S. Department of State specializing in stabilization operations in conflict zones in Central and East Africa. Amy earned a Master of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of International Service with a focus on African Human Security from the American University.
Currently residing in Midcoast Maine, she is a member of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and the International Thriller Writers. Branching out, she is now working on a novel.
- Saturday, May 6, 2023
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Laurence E. Crofutt Community Room