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Art and Photography of the Civil War

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 2:00 PM – Admission $10.00, Members Free

Art & Photography of the Civil War

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE CIVIL WAR will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography.

We will look at the large range of works created before (slavery, racism), during (lives of soldiers, battles), and following the Civil War war (Negro struggles, reconstruction). We will look at work by some of America’s finest artists including Hudson River School painters like Frederick Church (metaphorical paintings of the War) and Sanford Gifford (a soldier during the Civil War – lives of the soldiers); genre painters, William Sidney Mount and Eastman Johnson (lives and struggles of slaves); journalists like Winslow Homer whose works relating to the lives of soldiers were published in Harper’s Weekly; and finally the photographs bringing Abraham Lincoln to vivid life as well as the horrors of war by famed photographers Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and George Barnard.

We will address how these works of art not only unleashed historical events of a great historical moment, but also wrought great changes in the nation’s visual culture and character.

Presenter: Cynthia Andersen

Cynthia Andersen was a New York City school teacher and special education supervisor.  She earned her B.A. from Hunter College, majoring in History with a concentration in Early American Culture. She also earned a Master’s degree in Education and Art History and a School Administration Degree from Queens College.  Cynthia, an amateur painter, has been researching, writing and lecturing about the Hudson River School of Painting for more than ten years. She expanded her Hudson River School of Painting to 19th Century American Art which includes Luminism, Art and Photography of the Civil War and American Impressionism.  Her lectures have been seen by the various Sloop Clubs; affiliates of the Clearwater, up and down the Hudson River, as well as MALFA (Material Archives and Laboratory for Archaeology), the Scarsdale Women’s’ Organization, the Scarsdale Adult School, the UFT (United Federation of Teachers in NYC) and Westchester Community College’s Mainstream Program. Most recently Westchester Community College made Cynthia an adjunct teacher of art history.

Opening Weekend • 19th Century Photographs

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Join us as we explore the wonder of 19th Century photography through the Carte de Visite. We are excited to have two expert presenters on the topic who will share many images from their unique and extensive collections.


Doors will open at 1:00 each day with the presentations to start at 2 PM.

Admission $10.00 (Free for Members and Children 12 and Under)


Saturday, April 21, 2018

“One Family’s Journey During the Time of Lincoln”

Historian and Researcher Lance Ingmire will tell  the story of the photographer FW Ingmire’s collection of Lincoln related CdVs and photos, and the connection of the Ingmire family to the Civil War, including his research on the 95th New York Infantry. Replete with artifacts and original images.

Presenter: Lance Ingmire

Lance is a passionate researcher and collector of the Civil War era, with special emphasis on the 95th New York and the 115th New York.

He has more than 14 relatives who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.  He has been painstakingly writing the regimental history of the 95th New York and has made over 150 trips to the National Archives in Washington, DC for research as well as numerous field trips to many battlefields where the 95th was engaged, especially Gettysburg, Pa.

He retired in 2005, at age 55 after a carrier in the insurance world and moved to his home town of Saratoga Springs, NY.  In retirement he has served as President of the Friends of US Grant Cottage, (Grant’s last residence),  President of the Friends of the NY State Military Museum and organized the Saratoga Civil War Encampment which educated and entertained the residents for 7 years. He also served as Chair of the New York State Sesquicentennial Committee of the Civil War. This coming year he will serve as President of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club.  He co-authored and was business manager for “The Centennial History of Saratoga Springs, NY”, published in 2015 and authored the chapter on “Saratoga During the Civil War”.

His family connections to the Civil War era are most interesting and will be discussed during his lecture.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

“Cardomania! The Rise and Fall of the Carte de Visite in Civil War America”

The Civil War Generation was the first to grow up with photography. This transformative medium made it possible for Americans from all walks of life to preserve their own likeness, a privilege once reserved only for the wealthy. During photography’s early years, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes ruled the portrait world. Then, on the eve of the Civil War, a curious new format landed in America—the carte de visite. After hostilities began, hundreds of thousands of citizen soldiers and sailors posed for their likenesses. Countless millions of photographs were produced. Significant numbers of these most intimate and personal artifacts survive today. Some are finding a place among the iconic images of the war. Join Ron Coddington, author of four books of collected Civil War portraits and editor and publisher of Military Images magazine, as he tells the story of the rise and fall of the carte de visite—and what became of them.

Presenter: Ron Coddington

While other kids in his Middlesex, New Jersey, neighborhood were collecting baseball cards, 14-year-old Ron Coddington was browsing flea markets looking for old photographs. Little did he realize after he purchased his first photo in 1977 that collecting historic images would become a lifelong pursuit. He originally collected various formats of vernacular photography dating from the 1840s to the 1890s. Over time, he focused his collection on Civil War era cartes de visite, a paper format popular during the 1860s.

From 2001-2016, he authored Faces of War, a regular column in the Civil War News. Each month, Ron profiled a soldier, and each was illustrated with an original, wartime carte de visite photograph. His subjects were enlisted men and non-commissioned officers, and officers below the rank of colonel. Ron believes that appreciating the role of the volunteer soldier is key to understanding America’s greatest conflict. He writes, “The history of the Civil War is the stories of its soldiers and sailors.”

In 2004, a collection of columns became part of Ron’s first book, Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories. A companion volume, Faces of the Confederacy: An Album of Southern Soldiers and Their Stories, followed in 2008. Four years later, the publication of African American Faces of War: An Album marked the third book in the series. A fourth volume, Faces of the Civil War Navies: An Album of Union and Confederate Sailors, was released in 2016. All are published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. His next volume will profile the lives and contributions of nurses and other caregivers.

Ron also wrote for the New York Times Disunion series from 2011-2014. His contributions documented the experiences of the enlisted men and line officers who participated in the Civil War.

In 2013, he became editor and publisher of Military Images, a quarterly magazine dedicated to showcasing, interpreting and preserving early American photographs of soldiers and sailors.

Ron has participated as a speaker at numerous Civil War-related events, and at meetings for round tables and other organizations.

A 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia, Ron lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Anne, and pug Bella. He is currently Editor, Visuals, for The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

NY and the Lincoln Specials: Lincoln’s Pre-Inaugural and Funeral Trains Cross the Empire State

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 2:00 PM – Admission $10.00, Members Free

New York and the Lincoln Specials: The President’s Pre-Inaugural and Funeral Trains Cross the Empire State

Abraham Lincoln’s presidency was bookended by a pair of dramatic railroad trips through the state of New York. His first term began with a pre-inaugural railway tour—his second ended with a funeral train. Each was a five-day crossing of the Empire State. These two journeys allowed thousands of ordinary Americans first to celebrate, and later to mourn, the great president, and became indelibly etched in the memories of those who had the opportunity to stand along parade route. Drawing on newspaper accounts, memoirs and diaries, Joe Collea’s Program (and book) brings to life the two epic and unique moments in both New York’s and the nation’s history.

BOOK SALE AND SIGNING TO FOLLOW PRESENTATION

Presenter: Joe D. Collea, Jr.

After 47 years in public education as a teacher and administrator, Joe Collea recently retired. He now devotes his time to research, related-travel, and writing. His first two books—The First Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War, A History and New York and the Lincoln Specials: The President’s Pre-Inaugural and Funeral Trains Cross the Empire State—were published by McFarland. He is currently finishing two other manuscripts: one is about George Custer and the 1st Vermont Cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864-1865; and the other is a history of his hometown of Ilion, New York, where he served as a village trustee and then mayor. He also has several magazine articles to his credit, two of which have appeared in New York Archives magazine.

Joe was a graduate of Ilion Junior-Senior High School—where he eventually became the principal–has three degrees from SUNY Albany, and did post-graduate work under a Fulbright Scholarship at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and through a graduate scholarship at Syracuse University.

He currently shuttles his time among residences in Ilion and Scotia, New York, and Cape Coral, Florida.

Lincoln Depot Museum 2022 Opening Weekend

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Gen. Grant Will Be On Site Friday and Saturday May 6-7, 2022
Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th Birthday Party on Friday Evening, May 6
Those in attendance will help present Gen. Grant with a Birthday Cake
New Artifacts and Interactive exhibit for 2022

 

The Lincoln Depot Museum is excited to announce the start of the 2022 season with a Special Opening Weekend event on May 6, 7 and 8, 2022.

Ken Serfass, professional living history impressionist, will be on site Friday evening and all day Saturday. On Friday evening, Gen. Grant will make a presentation to the public with the evening culminating with the members of the Lincoln Depot Museum acknowledging Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th Birthday with a special cake and celebration. Members of the public in attendance presentation will be encouraged to participate.

Weekend Admission:

A one-time weekend admission fee will be $10.00 per person, free to children 12 and under as well as members of the museum. Admission includes access to all three days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) on site and entry to the museum.

Tickets are obtained at the Lincoln Depot Museum Visitor’s Center before entering the site. Doors open 7 PM Friday and 11 AM Saturday. Normal operating hours of 1-4 PM will be in effect on Sunday.

Friday, May 6th Program (7 PM)

In early April of 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee agreed to meet with Grant in the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia in the home of Wilmer McClean. Here, the two leading generals would discuss terms of surrender of that portion of the Confederate States Army, known as The Army Of Northern Virginia.  An exchange of letters led to a face-to-face meeting between General Lee and General Grant, which influenced further surrenders and the outbreak of peace by the end of May that year.

Ken Serfass, as General Grant, will discuss some of the finer details of the meeting which led Robert E. Lee to surrender his army, ending the fighting in Virginia during the civil war. US Grant will be sharing some of the inner workings that lead to this momentous day, along with notable anecdotes from the meeting and aftermath.

Saturday Program with Gen. Grant and Civil War era Military Reenactors (11 AM)

General Ulysses S. Grant will not be the only weekend feature. Also part of the ‘living history weekend’ will be military reenactors of various local civil war units. A Civil War era military encampment will be constructed, and General Grant will be available to answer questions from the public and will close the day with a formal review of the troops. All living history activity will be held outdoors on the museum grounds.

The outdoor living history activity will begin at 11 AM on Saturday with the doors of the museum opening at 1 PM. Entry to the site is through the Lincoln Depot Museum Visitor’s Center.

Continuing for 2022:

A new exhibit entitled “Women and Children of the Civil War, from Patriotism to Combat” will be unveiled that contains numerous artifacts showing the life and influence of women and children during the American Civil War era. Artifacts will include vintage photos and games of the period.The Lincoln Depot Museum is also looking forward to introducing its new Children’s Interactive Zone (“the Zone”).  This was made possible by a generous donation from The Rotary Club of Peekskill. The Zone will be a place to engage and entertain our child guests.  In the Zone, children will be able to play Civil War era games like dominos, try on period costumes such as a Union Officer’s uniform, and read books about President Lincoln, the Civil War and trains.  Children will also be able to entertain themselves by playing with our beautiful train table and toy trains, all while staying in the waiting room of a historic train depot!

More Events Planned Throughout the Year

The Lincoln Depot Museum is planning additional events for 2022. There will be a series of outstanding presentations, lectures, and events throughout the season. More details on these and other upcoming events will be published soon.

The 2022 season for the Lincoln Depot Museum will run from Friday, May 6th to Sunday, November 5. The museum will be open every Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays, from 1-4 PM. For further information, visit the museum website at lincolndepotmuseum.org, call at 914-402-4318 or email lincolndepotfdn@gmail.com. The Lincoln Depot Museum is located at 10 S. Water Street in Peekskill, NY.

 

Lincoln Depot Museum 2022 Opening Weekend

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

Gen. Grant Will Be On Site Friday and Saturday May 6-7, 2022
Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th Birthday Party on Friday Evening, May 6
Those in attendance will help present Gen. Grant with a Birthday Cake
New Artifacts and Interactive exhibit for 2022

The Lincoln Depot Museum is excited to announce the start of the 2022 season with a
Special Opening Weekend event on May 6, 7 and 8, 2022.

Ken Serfass, professional living history impressionist, will be on site Friday evening and all day Saturday. On Friday evening, Gen. Grant will make a presentation to the public with the evening culminating with the members of the Lincoln Depot Museum acknowledging Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th Birthday with a special cake and celebration. Members of the public in attendance presentation will be encouraged to participate.

Weekend Admission:

A one-time weekend admission fee will be $10.00 per person, free to children 12 and under as well as members of the museum. Admission includes access to all three days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) on site and entry to the museum.

Tickets are obtained at the Lincoln Depot Museum Visitor’s Center before entering the site. Doors open 7 PM Friday and 11 AM Saturday. Normal operating hours of 1-4 PM will be in effect on Sunday.

Friday, May 6th Program (7 PM)

In early April of 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee agreed to meet with Grant in the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia in the home of Wilmer McClean. Here, the two leading generals would discuss terms of surrender of that portion of the Confederate States Army, known as The Army Of Northern Virginia.  An exchange of letters led to a face-to-face meeting between General Lee and General Grant, which influenced further surrenders and the outbreak of peace by the end of May that year.

Ken Serfass, as General Grant, will discuss some of the finer details of the meeting which led Robert E. Lee to surrender his army, ending the fighting in Virginia during the civil war. US Grant will be sharing some of the inner workings that lead to this momentous day, along with notable anecdotes from the meeting and aftermath.

Saturday Program with Gen. Grant and Civil War era Military Reenactors (11 AM)

General Ulysses S. Grant will not be the only weekend feature. Also part of the ‘living history weekend’ will be military reenactors of various local civil war units. A Civil War era military encampment will be constructed, and General Grant will be available to answer questions from the public and will close the day with a formal review of the troops. All living history activity will be held outdoors on the museum grounds.

The outdoor living history activity will begin at 11 AM on Saturday with the doors of the museum opening at 1 PM. Entry to the site is through the Lincoln Depot Museum Visitor’s Center.

Continuing for 2022:

A new exhibit entitled “Women and Children of the Civil War, from Patriotism to Combat” will be unveiled that contains numerous artifacts showing the life and influence of women and children during the American Civil War era. Artifacts will include vintage photos and games of the period.The Lincoln Depot Museum is also looking forward to introducing its new Children’s Interactive Zone (“the Zone”).  This was made possible by a generous donation from The Rotary Club of Peekskill. The Zone will be a place to engage and entertain our child guests.  In the Zone, children will be able to play Civil War era games like dominos, try on period costumes such as a Union Officer’s uniform, and read books about President Lincoln, the Civil War and trains.  Children will also be able to entertain themselves by playing with our beautiful train table and toy trains, all while staying in the waiting room of a historic train depot!

More Events Planned Throughout the Year

The Lincoln Depot Museum is planning additional events for 2022. There will be a series of outstanding presentations, lectures, and events throughout the season. More details on these and other upcoming events will be published soon.

The 2022 season for the Lincoln Depot Museum will run from Friday, May 6th to Sunday, November 5. The museum will be open every Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays, from 1-4 PM. For further information, visit the museum website at lincolndepotmuseum.org, call at 914-402-4318 or email lincolndepotfdn@gmail.com. The Lincoln Depot Museum is located at 10 S. Water Street in Peekskill, NY.

 

Lincoln Depot Museum 2022 Opening Weekend

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Gen. Grant Will Be On Site Friday and Saturday May 6-7, 2022
Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th Birthday Party on Friday Evening, May 6
Those in attendance will help present Gen. Grant with a Birthday Cake
New Artifacts and Interactive exhibit for 2022

The Lincoln Depot Museum is excited to announce the start of the 2022 season with a
Special Opening Weekend event on May 6, 7 and 8, 2022.

Ken Serfass, professional living history impressionist, will be on site Friday evening and all day Saturday. On Friday evening, Gen. Grant will make a presentation to the public with the evening culminating with the members of the Lincoln Depot Museum acknowledging Ulysses S. Grant’s 200th Birthday with a special cake and celebration. Members of the public in attendance presentation will be encouraged to participate.

Weekend Admission:

A one-time weekend admission fee will be $10.00 per person, free to children 12 and under as well as members of the museum. Admission includes access to all three days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) on site and entry to the museum.

Tickets are obtained at the Lincoln Depot Museum Visitor’s Center before entering the site. Doors open 7 PM Friday and 11 AM Saturday. Normal operating hours of 1-4 PM will be in effect on Sunday.

Friday, May 6th Program (7 PM)

In early April of 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee agreed to meet with Grant in the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia in the home of Wilmer McClean. Here, the two leading generals would discuss terms of surrender of that portion of the Confederate States Army, known as The Army Of Northern Virginia.  An exchange of letters led to a face-to-face meeting between General Lee and General Grant, which influenced further surrenders and the outbreak of peace by the end of May that year.

Ken Serfass, as General Grant, will discuss some of the finer details of the meeting which led Robert E. Lee to surrender his army, ending the fighting in Virginia during the civil war. US Grant will be sharing some of the inner workings that lead to this momentous day, along with notable anecdotes from the meeting and aftermath.

Saturday Program with Gen. Grant and Civil War era Military Reenactors (11 AM)

General Ulysses S. Grant will not be the only weekend feature. Also part of the ‘living history weekend’ will be military reenactors of various local civil war units. A Civil War era military encampment will be constructed, and General Grant will be available to answer questions from the public and will close the day with a formal review of the troops. All living history activity will be held outdoors on the museum grounds.

The outdoor living history activity will begin at 11 AM on Saturday with the doors of the museum opening at 1 PM. Entry to the site is through the Lincoln Depot Museum Visitor’s Center.

Continuing for 2022:

A new exhibit entitled “Women and Children of the Civil War, from Patriotism to Combat” will be unveiled that contains numerous artifacts showing the life and influence of women and children during the American Civil War era. Artifacts will include vintage photos and games of the period.The Lincoln Depot Museum is also looking forward to introducing its new Children’s Interactive Zone (“the Zone”).  This was made possible by a generous donation from The Rotary Club of Peekskill. The Zone will be a place to engage and entertain our child guests.  In the Zone, children will be able to play Civil War era games like dominos, try on period costumes such as a Union Officer’s uniform, and read books about President Lincoln, the Civil War and trains.  Children will also be able to entertain themselves by playing with our beautiful train table and toy trains, all while staying in the waiting room of a historic train depot!

More Events Planned Throughout the Year

The Lincoln Depot Museum is planning additional events for 2022. There will be a series of outstanding presentations, lectures, and events throughout the season. More details on these and other upcoming events will be published soon.

The 2022 season for the Lincoln Depot Museum will run from Friday, May 6th to Sunday, November 5. The museum will be open every Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays, from 1-4 PM. For further information, visit the museum website at lincolndepotmuseum.org, call at 914-402-4318 or email lincolndepotfdn@gmail.com. The Lincoln Depot Museum is located at 10 S. Water Street in Peekskill, NY.

 

Edgar Allan Poe “Live”

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

A Special Tribute to Our Veterans

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

The 5th NY Infantry “Duryée’s” Zouaves

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 – $10.00/person • Members Free

The 5th NY Infantry “Duryée’s” Zouaves

The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, also known as “Duryée’s Zouaves”, was a volunteer infantry regiment of the Union Army, during the American Civil War, led by Colonel Abram Duryée. Modeled, like other Union and Confederate infantry regiments, on the French Zouaves of Crimean War fame, its tactics and uniforms were different from those of the standard infantry.

Presenter: Bill Wienecke

A retired history teacher of 35 years from the Somers Central School District in Somers, New York, Bill Wienecke is a “living history” re-enactor whose portrayals include; General George Washington, Revolutionary Continental Line 5th N.Y. infantry, 3rd Westchester, N.Y. Militia, French and Indian War period Verplank’s N.Y. Provincials as well as a living history portrayal of an officer and private in the famous Civil War regiments; Duryee’s Zouaves 5th N.Y. Volunteers Co. D \ 95th N.Y. Warren Riffles, of which he is the living history organization’s president.

Bill has taken part in historic re-enactments including anniversaries of: The 225th Battle of Yorktown, Virginia, the 225th Battle of Saratoga, the 150th Battle of Gettysburg, the 150th Battle of Second Bull Run, the 250th Battle of Fort Niagara and the 250th Battle of Fort Carillon reenactments, along with numerous others historic commemorations. He has done presentations as “His Excellency” at Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, the Purdy House in White Plains, Fort Ticonderoga and at various schools, scout and DAR gatherings.

Bill graduated from Cortland State College in 1977 and has a Master’s degree in history from Iona College in 1981. He is a 2010 graduate of the Mount Vernon Summer Teacher Institute. He was awarded “Teacher of the Month” by radio station WHUD in 2011. He is the 2011 recipient for “Outstanding Living History Program” awarded by Colonel Philip Ryan, Commander of the decorated United States Military Special Operations 160th S.O.A.R. Night Stalkers. He was awarded the 2013 “United States National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award” from Somers VFW Post 8213. He received Town of Somers recognition for “commitment to the students of Somers” with a Proclamation of “Bill Wienecke Day in Somers” May 23, 2014. He is recipient of the 2015 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution’s “Bronze Good Citizenship Medal”, and in 2017 was awarded the “Old Bet Award” for promoting regional history from the Somers Historical Society and in 2017 also received N.Y.S. Senate Resolution No. 2176 in recognition of 10 years of organizing the Somers Middle School Living History Day promoting history and honoring Somers service personnel.

NY Zouaves

Elmer Ellsworth and the 11th New York Fire Zouaves

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018 – $10.00/person • Members Free

Elmer Ellsworth and the 11th New York Fire Zouaves

The famed Fire Zouaves raised by celebrity Elmer Ellsworth had more than their share of mischief. Even after the death of Ellsworth, they were counted on to carry the field at the Battle of Bull Run. The 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized in New York City in May1861 as a Zouave regiment, known for its unusual dress and drill style, by Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a personal friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Drawn from the ranks of the city’s many volunteer fire companies, the unit was known alternately as the Ellsworth Zouaves, First Fire Zouaves, First Regiment New York Zouaves, and U.S. National Guards. The unit was among the first to occupy a Confederate state when it captured Alexandria Virginia on May 24, 1861, less than 24 hours after the Commonwealth seceded from the Union.  The regiment suffered extensive casualties during the First Battle of Bull Run. Sent back to New York City in May 1862, the regiment was mustered out of service on June 2, 1862. There were several attempts to reorganize the regiment through the summer of 1863, and many new enlistees were involved in suppressing the New York Draft Riots, but those efforts failed and the enlistees were transferred to the 17th New York Infantry regiment.

Did they live up to expectations?  Find out the history and story of this celebrated unit.

Presenter: Pat Schroeder

Civil War Author/Historian — Patrick A. Schroeder was born January 1, 1968, at Fort Belvoir, VA.  In the spring of 1990, he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Historical Park Administration from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV.  He has a M.A. in Civil War History from Virginia Tech.  From the summer of 1986-1993, Patrick worked as a seasonal living history interpreter at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.  In 1993, he wrote Thirty Myths About Lee’s Surrender, which is currently in its twelfth printing.   From 1994–1999, he was employed at Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial.  Patrick has written, edited and/or contributed to more than twenty-five Civil War titles including:  More Myths About Lee’s Surrender; The Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox; Recollections and Reminiscences of Old Appomattox; Images of America:  Appomattox County; Tar Heels; Sailor’s Creek:  General Custis Lee Captured with Controversy; Civil War Soldier Life:  In Camp and Battle; A Duryee Zouave; We Came To Fight: A History of the 5th NY Veteran Vol. Inf., Duryee’s Zouaves; Campaigns of the 146th Regiment New York State Volunteers; Pennsylvania Bucktails; The Bloody 85th; The Life of General Ely S. Parker: Least Grand Sachem of the Iroquois and Grant’s Military Secretary; Appomattox County; and With the 11th New York Fire Zouaves: In Camp, Battle and Prison.  Patrick resides in Lynchburg, VA, and has worked as an independent researcher, author, historian, and tour guide.  He has served as the Historian at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park since 2002.  In an effort to protect sites relevant to the Appomattox Campaign, Patrick has set up the “Appomattox Fund” with the Civil War Trust, to save land important to the climatic events of April 1865.

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