About Bob Mayers

Bob Mayers thrives on discovering facts about the American Revolution not found in the work of earlier writers. As the descendant of patriot soldier Corporal John Allison, the revolution is personal to him.

His on-site visits to battlefields, encampments and places of many critical events of the Revolutionary War shed light on revered places that have been lost or neglected by history, places where patriots fought and died but are unmarked, shrouded in mystery, distorted by mythology and unknown even to local people.

These field trips combined with research into original documents and oral accounts passed down in his family through many generations bring the history alive. His readers often comment that they regret that during their school days that they tuned out history as distant and dull.  His writing can be enjoyed by average readers and not just hard core history or genealogy fans.

Bob is an active member of 10 historical societies and is a frequent speaker and contributor to their publications His service as a combat officer in both the Navy and the Marine Corps provides him with a deeper perspective of the many battles depicted in his work. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University

4 Responses to About Bob Mayers

  1. your neighbor says:

    Hey Bob, your site is pretty impressive…good luck with it.

  2. Towney Brewster says:

    The War Man was a good read. Bring on some more.

  3. Kevin Childs says:

    Hello Mr. Mayers,
    I’m happy to see that you will be lecturing at The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on Thursday, October 2nd. I’m a native of the area (Highland Falls), and have created a site that is dedicated to and celebrates the natives and friends of the area, as well as its historic significance. The website link that I provided goes to the specific page that cites a small bit of information about the “Forts”. Since I welcome any additional information, I was wondering if you have published specific information about any of our nearby communities, and/or would like to provide a few paragraphs of information that you feel would be interesting. The villages would include Doodletown, Bear Mountain, Fort(s) Montgomery/Clinton, Highland Falls, West Point, Town of Highlands…..etc. If so, I would be happy to provide links to, and/or copies of the articles on the site. This would allow for a greater understanding of our ancestors, and their contributions to our collective history.

    The link is here
    and below

    Thank you
    Kevin Childs
    28 Ten Eyck Avenue
    Albany, NY 12209

  4. Karen Kennedy says:

    Happy New Year! Please let us know your speaking engagements for 2016.

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