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Civil War Historian Brad Quinlin

Noted Civil War historian Brad Quinlin will present a talk entitled, The 123rd New York Infantry in the Atlanta Campaign - Their Journey Using Their Words. 

Brad will have a selection of his books available to be signed, including: 

Borne in Battle, the Civil War History of the 123rd New York Infantry

by Brad Quinlin and Jason Rusk; Borne in Battle tells the story of the 123rd New York Infantry, which was raised in and around Salem, NY. Using letters found in a mother's pension, muster rolls, and regimental books, the reader is taken on the journey of the 123rd during the battles of Gettysburg, Atlanta and many other important battles of the Civil War.

For My Grandchildren

Tells the story of a Civil War surgeon in the 39th Ohio infantry. This is a rare combination of a soldier's Civil War journey and his many letters sent home to his mother and Brother Jed. All newly discovered material and this book will add so much to the understanding of the life of a Civil War Surgeon.                  

The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man 

Over 400 soldiers letters never used in any other book that takes the reader on the Journey of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign.                                                                                  

Remember Me to All 

The battle and campaign of Vicksburg was one of the most important of the Civil War. It completely opened the Mississippi River to the Union Navy and Cut the Confederacy into two parts. The book isa collection of letters from soldiers who fought in the battles and letters from the civilians who lived through the Union bombardments. 

About Brad Quinlin

Brad Quinlin was born in Monmouth Illinois. He has been a Civil War reenactor for 30 years, worked on 22 movies and TV Shows. He was a background artist in Glory, Gettysburg, Andersonville, and an actor in the TV show Perfect Tribute. On the TV show “Who do you think you are” he showed the actor Matthew Broderick the last three days of his great-great-grandfathers life. Broderick's ancester was Robert Martindale of the 20th Connecticut infantry and was killed July 23, 1864 near Atlanta. 

Brad was the lead researcher and advisor in the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield film called One Last Mountain, a film which has received 3 awards. Brad was a researcher on the documentary “The untold story of the Civil War”. He also worked as an advisor for the National Geographic show Diggers. His research is being used in  new exhibits in the Cyclorama building of the Atlanta History Center and Brad has researched five new wayside exhibits at the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park. Brad has written or co-written 12 books on the American Civil war. 

Event date: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816


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