Matthew Reardon is a native of northeastern Connecticut. He earned his BA in history and an MA in education from Sacred Heart University. His research interests mainly focus on Connecticut during the American Revolution and the Civil War. He served as executive director of the New England Civil War Museum & Research Center for over fifteen years. His first book The Traitor’s Homecoming: Benedict Arnold’s Raid on New London, Connecticut, September 4-13, 1781 will be released in May 2024. He currently works as a middle school teacher in Vernon, Connecticut. Matthew and his wife Melisa live in Enfield, Connecticut.