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McCandless museum hosting author who discovered cache of Civil War letters

Tony LaRussa
A trove of letters written by two Civil War soldiers was uncovered by Carleton Young in the attic of his parents’ home. Young will discuss what the letters reveal during a July 12, 2019 program at the McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center.
Author Carleton Young, who found a cache of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, will discuss the details that emerged from the writings during a June 12, 2019 program at McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center.
A series of letters written by two Civil War soldiers was discovered in an attic by author Carleton Young. The writer used the letters as the basis for his book "Voices from the Attic." Young will discuss the project on June 12, 2019 at the McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center.

The McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center is playing host to a program on June 12 titled “Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War.”

The free 6:30 p.m. program will be presented by author Carleton Young, who will discuss his discovery of a trove of letters in his parents’ attic written by two soldiers during the Civil War.

Young spent more than a decade visiting battlefields and researching the two soldiers from Vermont. The material he gathered served as the basis for Young’s book “Voices from the Attic.”

the Heritage Center is located along Aufman Lane off Grubbs Road between McCandless Town Hall and the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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