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A new York County Heritage Trust publication now available

Letters from Home: York County Pennsylvania during the Civil War


Letters from Home offers a rare personal insight into the Civil War home front in southern York County through twenty-three letters written to Harvey Anderson from 1863 to 1865. These letters were not from Harvey but to him, sharing home town news and politics. In one letter from August 1864, Harvey’s cousin Aggie Anderson wrote the following: “…they are going to lay a tax on the People for the purpose of getting volunteers you had better believe Coz if it don’t make some of the Copperheads cross they say that the South is going to whip and it is no use to send any more men to the army if I thought such was the case I would go myself rather than the South should gain there Independence.” This is a story of a family coping with the distance that divided them from one another and shares the fiercely advocated opinions about the war that divided southern York County communities. This softcover volume is indexed with photographs and is available for $19.95 


Our bookstore is known as the "best little book shop in York" (to quote a recent visitor). The latest addition to the Museum Book Shop is the book, The Civil War in Pennsylvania A Photographic History by Michael G. Kraus, David M. Neville, and Kenneth C. Turner. Priced at $34.95, it is filled with hundreds of images from private collections that offer a rare glimpse into the war and its impact on the state. 

The 2013 edition of the York County Heritage Trust's Journal of York County Heritage will be available for $6.95 on September 2nd in both our Book Shop and on our website. In this edition we learn about African-American Civil War Veterans with ties to York County, the Confederate occupation of York and the story of an unnamed Union courier shot by a York Countian in the George Bear Incident of 1863.

Buy each previous edition individually or buy all four editions of Journal of York County Heritage at the special price of  $12.95.
Members receive a 10% discount on all non-sale items over $5.00. Also as a member, you receive a complimentary copy of the Journal of York County Heritage. Your purchases support the Trust's ongoing projects, acquisitions and provide a means for preserving York County's rich history. For more information, visit the books and publications page of our website or visit the Museum Shop/Book Store at 250 East Market Street. The York County Heritage Trust operates two gift shops at locations in York's Historic District.

YCHT - Agricultural & Industrial Museum Gift Shop
217 West Princess Street, York, PA 17404
717-846-6452, Fax 717-852-9739
Hours - 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday

YCHT - Historical Society Museum and Library & Archives
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Hours - 9:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday


York County Heritage Trust
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
717.848.1587 (ph) • 717.812.1204 (fax)
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