Talk on Civil War

Heroes in the Attic_400In a secret room of an abandoned house, Dennis P. Bielewicz uncovered documents which led him to research and retell the story of the complete military service of H. Seymour Hall and Benjamin Coffin.  Dennis will present his background story leading up to the publication of his book Heroes in the Attic – the Untold Story of Two Civil War Soldiers. It is the true saga of two Livingston County college students who abandoned their classes and organized their student colleagues to leave college before graduation to train as volunteer soldiers at the beginning of the Civil War. Dennis will then detail their training, service in over twenty battles, their discharge from the military and the course that their adult lives took.

Dennis Bielewicz is a military veteran and retired school librarian, lives in Ontario, NY. Books will be available for purchase ($29.95 plus tax) and signing after the presentation.

The presentation is Tuesday, March 11th at 7 p. m. in the Greece Town Hall (One Vince Tofany Blvd.). Reservations are not necessary. Greece Historical Society members free. A $2.00 donation is appreciated from others.


  1. Hi Dick,

    Thank you for this post, as well as all the others. I always find ideas, hints, and/or clues from everything you write.

    “Heroes in the Attic – The Untold Story of Two Civil Was Soldiers” sounds like a fascinating book. Do you know if it is available for purchase outside of the Rochester area? I would love to read it, but I live in Texas.


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