Minutemen of 61

by George Warren Callahan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 308
ISBN : 9781466905702
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 308
ISBN : 9781466905719
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 308
ISBN : 9781466905696

About the Book

This book was written because it seemed that the lives of this humble family would never be heard by those who would come after. It is about love of family, heartfelt calamities that beset members of this family, national pride, and dedication of the individuals. It also describes the visual experiences that two young men encountered by supporting their country when President Abraham Lincoln, by proclamation, called 75,000 volunteers to defend the Union. The two Bates brothers willingly sacrificed their time and energy to fulfill their responsibility to their family and country. The love between them and family was evident by the letters they wrote to each other when there was a lull in between events.

About the Author

When I was contemplating how I should use all the photographs, letters, and genealogical data that I have accumulated over the years of the Bates family of North Carver, Massachusetts, it came to me that I should pass this information on to others that would have an interest. I have written over one hundred short stories about experiences that impacted my life and gave me some knowledge of how stories are formulated. In order to write a full length novel I would have to relate the letters into short stories and with some assumptions of how life was in the 1850s and combine them into a manuscript that would be of interest. I spent four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Crew Chief on F84 and F86 Fighter Bombers in Europe during the occupation after World War II. I also became a Firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician for twenty years and businessman writing safety procedures for manufacturers. I now have retired in the sand hills section of North Carolina on a 51 acre berry farm where I can fulfill my passion to write. George Warren Callahan