PCLI vice president and former chapter president Bill Bleyer, along with Harrison Hunt, has published a new book titled “Long Island and the Civil War”.
Although, no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War affected every one of the 101,000 people living in current-day Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. More than 3,000 young men — white and black
— answered their country’s call to preserve the Union by serving in the army or navy. Co-authored by Bill Bleyer and Harrison Hunt and pub- lished by The History Press, Long Island and the Civil War explores this fascinating story from the 1860 presidential campaign that polarized the region to the wartime experiences of Long Islanders in the field and at home.
About the authors
Hunt and Bleyer will have a number of book signings coming up this spring and summer. Here’s a look at where you can catch them: