Batavia’s Civil War hero was also responsible for enduring changes to American military tactics and policies.
The full article is available in the Summer 2014 Issue.
With a seemingly endless number of works written in genres almost as numerous, Fletcher Pratt deserves his place among Western New York's noted literary figures.
From a privileged Delaware Avenue upbringing to the bloody Civil War battlefield, here is the brief, noble life of Henry Fish.
Ely Parker, a Tonawanda Seneca, used his linguistic skills to rise to prominence in the federal government. The controversial figure's life is examined by a fellow Native American.
Using methods he developed during the Indian Wars and the Civil War, General Albert Myer and the U.S. Signal Corps helped modernize the shipping industry with timely storm forecasting. "Old Probabilities" saved countless lives through his efforts to have the weather tracked worldwide.