Affectionately Yours author Cheryl Jackson Baker will speak at the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, which is open to the public, following a brief election. The author will discuss Civil War letters exchanged by her great-great grandparents between early-1862 and late-1866.
The trove of letters, each in its original envelope, was found in a closet decades later. Baker, realizing that her ancestors’ letters were both historically significant and told a wonderful story, resolved to transcribe and share them with others.
After transcribing and editing the letters, Baker compiled them into the book Affectionately Yours: The Civil War Letters of William R. Jackson and His Wife Julia. Their correspondence captures vignettes of wartime life for a Quartermaster officer in the Union army and his wife, who maintained both the family home and business. Read more about the book at Amazon.
Don’t miss this special program on Tuesday, 23 June 2015, at 1 p.m. in Dorothy Herron Room A at Blount County Public Library
Free and open to the public, this program is at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about other library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197/Public-Library.