Date(s) - 10/04/2014
Men and boys of Northampton County formed the 153rd Volunteer Pennsylvania regiment during the Civil War. Stocker has meticulously researched the lives of these soldiers and will tell what happened to them during and after their term of service. He will hold a book-signing for We Fought Desperate: A History of the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a 928-page account complete with maps and photos. The title of the book alludes to a late afternoon battle at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, when the men were overwhelmed by thousands of Confederates commanded by Stonewall Jackson himself. The book was inspired by Stocker’s own great-grandfather who fought with the 153rd. He utilized letters, diaries, and pension files of the men of the regiment.