York author and attorney Ron Hershner will celebrate today’s release of “Letters From Home,” a collection of letters describing the Civil War home front, with a June book signing at the York County Heritage Trust.
The book is a product of family connections: The letters were written by Harvey Anderson from 1863-65 and passed on to his granddaughter, Burneta Wiley Anderson.
When Hershner, her great-nephew, visited Burneta’s home in Lancaster, he found “a story of a family coping with the distance that divided them from each other,” Hershner wrote in a release.
Hershner will sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Trust’s Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. Hershner will speak briefly on the book, and readers will be able to see some of the letters on display in a Trust exhibit.
Copies of “Letters From Home” will be available for $19.99 starting May 17 at the Trust’s museum bookstore, 250 E. Market St. For details, call 717-848-1587 or visit yorkheritage.org.
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