We are very excited to host historian Stauffer Miller as we celebrate the publication of his important and fascinating new book, "Sandwich Soldiers, Sailors, Sons: A Cape Cod Town in the Civil War" on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30-7:30pm at Titcomb's Bookshop.
Reservations are free. Space is limited. Please click here to reserve your tickets.
About the Book: Sandwich Soldiers, Sailors, Sons: A Cape Cod Town in the Civil War by historian Stauffer Miller should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the history of Sandwich, Cape Cod or the Civil War. Sandwich sent the first men to fight in the Civil War and also more men than any other Cape Cod town.
Just a month after the war began, Charles Chipman, a well-known and trusted man with military experience recruited a company of volunteers. About half of his recruits were Irish glass factory workers. Many of the others, though not Irish, were also drawn from the factory. Chipman’s glassmaking volunteers went off to the war in May 1861, just a month after the war began.
The book follows Chipman and his men through their many campaigns. It also follows other Sandwich soldiers and sailors in the Union navy. Several letter collections provide insights into the Sandwich home front and the book features a number of photos throughout.
About the Author: Stauffer Miller is also the author of Cape Cod and the Civil War: The Raised Right Arm and Hoisting Their Colors: Cape Cod's Civil War Naval Officers. a native of West Virginia. He and his wife, Ellie, moved to Cape Cod in 1994 and his interest in the Cape and the Civil War sprang from his membership in the local Civil War Roundtable group. He and Ellie currently live in Charlottesville, Virginia.