The Civil War Letters of Harrison Harmon Carson
Guest Lecturer: Len Thomas
Date Thursday, November 29, 2012
Location: Sloan Museum
Fee: $9 adults, $8 seniors, $6 youth age 3-11, Free for APHC
Taken from the title of a book by the same name published in 2012, we learn of the triumphs and tragedies of the Civil War through the more than 100 letters sent home from 1861-1865. Corporal Carson lived and died in Owosso, Michigan and his great granddaughter transcribed the letters many years ago before they became almost too faded to read. Entering the war at age 39, he left behind his wife and two teen-age sons. While waging the battle in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry, Carson also kept his farm operating through his at-home family. This story almost got lost, for no family members were interested in the collection of letters. Len purchased them, edited the selections and published them for future generations to enjoy and admire. Now that the book is published, the original letters will be donated to a Michigan research library. . This is a presentation and book signing. Space is limited. Reservations Required. Reserve your seat at 810.237.3409.
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