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The Huffman Letters: Stories & Book Signing

April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am EDT

book cover of Huffman Letters by Jay Paisley

Talk and Book Signing – Meet the Author

In 1861, sixteen year old William Henry Huffman of Darlington Township, Beaver County, enlisted in the Union Army. As part of the 100th PA regiment (Roundheads) based in Lawrence County, he participated in over 20 battles, including Fredericksburg and Vicksburg.

author Jay Paisley

Jay Paisley, author of The Huffman Letters: Civil War Letters to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, will be taking his audience back in time to the Civil War, Saturday, April 9th, 10am at the Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle.

Paisley brings Huffman’s story to life through his discussion of the young man’s letters, highlighting his experiences during the war.

Paisley will also have a book signing at the end of his talk. Books are $20.

“He was a Union soldier, but I believe he was also just a typical 16-year-old young kid from Beaver County”


April 9, 2016
10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
FREE – Open to the Public
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Lawrence County Historical Society
408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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