Quincy's story is pieced together from heirlooms rescued from the fog of time and preserved by his caring family. Quincy's Journal of 1863 letters his Bugle documents memories GAR relics and other artifacts are spliced into a timeline format based on the history of the 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment and that of the storied Union Ninth Corps.
This book is different in that it contains new material and by an author directly related to the principle subject. It presents material and artifacts never before seen or present to the public. It would be of special interest to readers of American history and especially of the American Civil War. Most Civil War books re-tell the same old story or parse some specific battle or campaign. This book also includes material that would be of interest to the general public. The format could serve as a pattern for other persons pursuing the story of a family hero with notable life accomplishments. We all have ancestors! Many have ancestors with stories worthy sharing but that are slowly being lost to living memory.
Andrew (Andy) Angstrom retired after a thirty-eight year career at the Ashokan Field Campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz serving as its Director for the last ten of those years. During this career he played a significant role in the development of the internationally recognized Ashokan Outdoor/Environmental Education Program offering hands-on programs in the natural sciences Native American life ways colonial life and pioneer crafts. The now Ashokan Center for Natural Science History Music and the Arts. This is the magical place that inspired Jay Unger and Molly Mason's Ashokan Farewell which became the award winning theme music for Ken Burns' The Civil War.
An avid outdoor person from his youth he is an Eagle Scout and holds an Associate Degree in Biology and a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. He also has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education specializing in Environmental Education. He holds a New York State Permanent Certificate to teach all primary grades as well as secondary school biology and general science. He has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor for State University of New York New Paltz Campus teaching graduate level courses in outdoor education natural history and environmental studies. He has guided several graduate-level wilderness canoe expeditions for the College. He is a founding father and a past President of the New York State Outdoor Education.