February 7, 2015 Book Signing at the Oyster Bay Historical Society  

August 2010- The African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC   a presentation of

                                                   David Carll the Civil War soldier

2014-Presidential Certificate to honor the memory of David Carll's service to the country signed by President Barack Obama

                                                                                                                          February 26, 2014

Descendants of David Carll on the steps of New York City Hall after receiving a City Council Citation from Council Member Jumaane D. Williams in honor of                                                         David Carll's service to New York and the 26th USCT regiment during the civil war.


Joins us live online February 8, 2016 as Verdel  Jones interviews authors Francis S. Carl and Denice Evans Sheppard. We will discuss our book 'Footsteps of a Forgotten Soldier The Life and Times of David Carll'.


Footsteps of a Forgotten Soldier The Life and Times of David Carll

TV Interview with Archie Snowden, TV producer of FIOS TV1 Push Pause February 28, 2015 @ The Oyster Bay Historical Society

November 2013- Presentation at the Oyster Bay Historical Society

Descendants  of David Carll celebrating his legacy

                 Oyster Bay , New York  June 16, 2012

Long Island Author's Showcase & Working Seminar  hosted by Verdel Jones November 4, 2017 Farmingdale NY

On February 24th, 2018 at 3:00 pm, the Oyster Bay Historical Society will host in the Angela Koenig Center gallery three authors for an honest and open conversation regarding our Town’s soldiers who served in the Civil War and the obstacles and adversities they had faced upon their return home. Book signing and refreshments will immediately follow. The program is $5.00 for current members of the Oyster Bay Historical Society and $10.00 for non-members. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 516-922-5032 or email obhsdirector@optonline.net.


Bill Bleyer: For thirty-three years, Bill Bleyer worked as a prize-winning staff writer for Newsday before retiring in 2014. He is the author of Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt's Summer White House and co-author of Long Island and the Civil War, both published by the History Press.

John Hammond: John E. Hammond is the official historian of the town of Oyster Bay, where his ancestors settled in 1653. Using images from the author's own collection, as well as from the Oyster Bay Historical Society, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, and private collections, Oyster Bay chronicles the history of the hamlet in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Francis Carl, Jr.: Francis S. Carl is the
great-great grandson of David Carll of Oyster Bay. Francis has been on a mission to research his great-great grandfather who served in the 26th United States Colored Troop Regiment from New York. Francis and his cousin, Denice Sheppard had recently co-authored, "Footsteps of A Forgotten Soldier," The Life and Times of David Carll.Type your paragraph here.


St. Barth  4th Annual  Event hosted by Social Life Magazine July 18, 2015 Bridgehampton, NY 11932

March 2014-The story of David Carll  being told by  author Denice Evans Sheppard  in River Head Long Island

Presentation and Book Signing The Quogue Library Saturday August 22, 2015 Quogue, NY 

Past Events

Story By Francis S Carl and Denice Evans Sheppard

Presentation and Book Signing The North Shore Historical Museum  July 25, 2015 Glen Cove, NY