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The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell

Date & Time: October 28, 2023 12:00pm
Location: In-person at SLCHA or RSVP for Zoom link ( or 315-386-8133)

Led by Amy Truesdell. Download the flyer here.

$5 suggested donation – members free!

Explore the experiences of author Truesdell’s great-great-grandfather from the time he answered President Lincoln’s first call for volunteers, until he mustered out of the Union Army. Rollin served in the 27th NY Volunteers and was assigned to the same brigade as the 16th NY, a regiment recruited from St. Lawrence County. Using the 100+ letters Rollin penned as a guide, Truesdell will share the arc of Rollin’s experience as he transformed from an eager, raw recruit to a war-weary, battle-tested veteran.

Amy Truesdell is a writer and consultant whose appreciation of family and cultural history led her to narrate the Civil War experiences of her great-great-grandfather. She previously served as a lead foreign affairs officer with the U.S. Department of State, specializing in conflict resolution in Central and East Africa.