About the Author

Bill Maurer has been working in historic site preservation and research for almost twenty years.  He has a BA in History from the Virginia Military Institute, an MAH from Manhattanville College, and is a graduate of the Museum Studies program at NYU. Bill served as a Basic Training Company Commander at Fort Knox, then as CO of the NCO Academy and his last assignment in the Reserves was as the Operations Officer for a Special Forces Group (Abn).

He was the curator and director of three historic house sites in the NY area, and serves on several preservation and historic boards. He is a Park Ranger at the Statue of Liberty National Monument/Ellis Island in New York harbor.

Contact Bill Maurer at bill@thirddragoonsdiary.com.