- Book Talk: From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell

- Book Talk: From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell
Registration Begins
10/11/2023 8:00 AM
Last Day To Register
11/7/2023 7:00 PM
1204 E Half Moon Dr
Eau Claire, WI 54703, US
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From Binghamton to the Battlefield traces the experiences of Amy 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 fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the first two years of the Civil War. A prolific letter writer, Rollin wrote with clarity and wit about what he saw and felt as a Union soldier. Using the 100+ letters Rollin penned for his family as a guide, Amy 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.

The book is published by SUNY Press and is available nationally through several online retailers. A few copies will be available for in-person purchase direct from the author, and Amy will remain available to sign copies of the book following her presentation.

Pre-registration for this program includes access to museum exhibits. Drop-in program attendance is available as space allows (museum admission applies). This Book Talk is included with Chippewa Valley Museums Membership. Members, please log in before completing registration 

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$12.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Senior (62+)
$5.00 per Student
$5.00 per Youth (5-17)
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