Major General Winfield Scott Hancock

Randy M. Feranec

I have been a lifelong resident of the State of Connecticut. I was employed by ExxonMobil for over 30 years before my current position as a consultant for an Environmental, Health and Safety Engineering Consultant company.

I graduated from Amherst University in 2010 with a BS degree in Occupational Health & Safety and a minor in American History.

Randy has been a lifelong student of American History and became extremely interested in the Civil War in 1961 at the age of 5.

Randy was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for a number of years as an assistant scoutmaster and merit badge counselor.

I began to research my favorite Civil War personality, Winfield Scott Hancock in 1992 and began portraying him locally two years ago.

Upon visiting Appomattox Court House in April 2015 for the 150th anniversary of the Surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia I became acquainted with Generals Horace Porter and Joshua L. Chamberlain (Mike Reetz and Ted Chamberlain) that told me about the Confederation of Union Generals and encouraged me to check out the website and consider myself for membership. Taking their respective advice, I applied for membership and was accepted into probationary membership on 8/1/2015.

I am a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, The Civil War Trust, Housatonic Civil War Roundtable and CT Civil War Roundtable.

I currently reside in Shelton, Ct with my wife of 35 years, Ruth (Mrs. Allie Hancock), my son Alex and my Golden Retriever Millie, along with my current library of over 450 volumes.

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