Gerard E. Mayers



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Because of prior commitments, Gerry won’t be available in the Author’s Room to speak about his book, but online ordering and contact information will be available.

Gerard E. Mayers has held a life-long interest in the American Civil War; his first visit to the battlefield of Antietam occurred with his parents while he was still in high school. Other visits followed in subsequent years – particularly while undertaking the research needed for this book. He cites both the Ken Burns’ Civil War mini-series and the Ted Turner movie Gettysburg as actively re-kindling his passion for the Civil War.

“True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them–the desire to do right–is precisely the same. The circumstances which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the new order of things.” — Robert E. Lee


Lt. General James Longstreet and members of inner circle of staff of the First Corps, Army of No. Virginia, Gettysburg, Penna., July , 186… Ok, July 7th, 2013
Standing left to right: Major J S D Cullen, Medical Director (Bill Gent, Jersey City, NJ); Major J W Fairfax (Milford NJ resident Gerry Mayers), Lt. Col. E Porter Alexander, Alexander’s Artillery Battalion (Donn Bennhardt Jr., Jamesburg, NJ), Lt Col G Moxley Sorrel (Jason Klink, Somerset, Penna.), Major Raphael J Moses, Chief Commissary (Gene Hale, Blythewood, S.C.). Seated: Lt. General James Longstreet (Bill Minnich, Trumbauersville, Penna.)Great shot, Gerry!

A graduate of St. John’s University in New York from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in both English and History, he is currently program chairman for the Bucks County Civil War Roundtable (located in Doylestown, Pa.) and a volunteer tour guide at that organization’s Museum and Library. As both a living historian and reenactor of the Civil War, he belongs to the Civil War Heritage Foundation and to Company C, “Johnson Guards,” Forty-fourth Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Married to his wife Bette, he lives and works near the Delaware River in Milford, N.J.

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