Chris Schnupp will discuss his book, The Long Island Company: A History of Company H, 1st Regiment of the U.S. Sharpshooters. Chris Schnupp is a life-long resident of Long Island, New York, and currently resides in Bayport. Since 2001, Chris has worked in education, he is a Civil War buff, re-enactor, and historian. Chris has a degree in History from St. Joseph's College, New York, as well as a Master's in Library Science from C.W. Post and an Executive Jurist Doctorate from Concord School of Law.
Known for their distinctive uniforms, rifles, and risky tactics, Company H, 1st Regiment fought in battles at Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Cold Harbor, and Gettysburg. The book documents the entire history of the unit, from their inception in 1861, until the end of the war in 1865. It also includes biographical sketches of the men that served, from privates to captains. (Publisher)