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March 8, 2021 Brad Quinlin - New Developments Marietta National Cemestery


Brad Quinlin was born in Monmouth Illinois. He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana at age six. At 13 years of age, he moved to Massachusetts. In 1982 he moved with his family to Georgia. Brad has always loved the study of American history. Moving to Georgia, he took the path to study the American Civil War. He has been a reenactor for 33 years and worked on 32 movies and TV shows. He was a background artist in Glory, Gettysburg, Andersonville and an actor in the TV show Perfect Tribute. On the TV show “Who Do You Think You Are” he showed the actor Matthew Broderick the last three days of his great-great grandfather’s life. Robert Martindale of the 20th Connecticut infantry was killed July 23, 1864 near Atlanta. Brad showed Matthew where Robert is buried in the Marietta National Cemetery. Brad was the lead researcher and advisor in the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield film called “One Last Mountain” the film has now received three awards. Brad was a researcher on the documentary “The Untold Story of the Civil War”. He also worked as an advisor for the National Geographic show “Diggers”. He is also working as a historical advisor on a new History Channel project on Sherman’s March to the Sea. He also assisted Vice-President Dick Cheney (see photo) regarding research on Cheney’s Civil War ancestor. His research is being used in the new exhibits in the new Cyclorama building of the Atlanta History Center and Brad has researched five new wayside exhibits at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park. He is working with the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center and Museum, which will open February 22, 2020 in Chattanooga Tennessee. Brad has authored or co-authored 16 books on the American Civil War. He is working now on five books for the Medal of Honor Museum. Brad has been married 44 years and has two sons and 6 ¾ grandchildren.

Posted by Bill White
March 9, 2021

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