Loading Events

« All Events

Author Talk: Carleton Young

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Imagine clearing out your family attic in Pittsburgh and discovering hundreds of letters written during the Civil War. That’s what happened to Carleton Young, author of Voices from the Attic.
This is the story of two brothers who witnessed and made history by fighting in the Peninsula Campaign, then at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek. They preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters.
Rediscovered after 150 years, their letters offer fascinating insight as seen through the eyes of two soldiers fighting in America’s great Civil War.

Dormont Public Library and the Dormont Historical Society are proud to host Dr. Young for a presentation about his spectacular find, the two Keystone Oaks teachers who assisted him in transcribing the letters, and how we can better understand the past by getting a fresh perspective on it.

Registration is requested for this program. To register, please call 412-531-8754 or email dormontprogramming@einetwork.net.

 

2018-07 CY author talk