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Ann’s Letters’ puts reader in midst of 19th century life, trials of Civil War

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“The family collection of letters had been saved for 150 years,” Dougherty says, “and I felt it should be returned to a more public domain to improve access by historians and others interested in the letters.”

Author Gerald Dougherty’s 2014 book, “Ann's Letters: A Newly Released Collection of Letters from the American Civil War” (published by iUniverse), is receiving a fresh marketing push for 2015.

Dougherty’s book is a collection of 32 letters dating back to the midst of the Civil War. The letters are well preserved and offer interesting information about the lifestyle and voice of people in this time period. Readers will learn about the lives of soldiers as well as their worried families at home.

“Ann’s Letters” features an image of each letter in its original form. Readers will be able to see the handwriting and spelling errors of a soldier on the battlefield. Following each letter, Dougherty provides a transcript of the letter to provide a more legible format to appreciate the message of the letter.

An excerpt from “Ann’s Letters”:

“We’re now in Georgia, near Kingston. We have halted here to wrest (sic) a day or two; and then we expect to resume our journey. Save yesterday, and today, we have not been from under the sound of the Cannon, for the last two weeks. We have not done much vary (sic) hard fighting, but have been skirmishing considerable. The rebs are in full retreat, and it is unknown to us, where they will make the next stand.”

“The family collection of letters had been saved for 150 years,” Dougherty says, “and I felt it should be returned to a more public domain to improve access by historians and others interested in the letters.”

“Ann's Letters”
By Gerald Dougherty
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781491716199
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9781491716205
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Gerald Dougherty is currently retired in Atlanta with his wife of 60 years (2015). They have four married children and six grandchildren. He received a chemical engineering degree from the University of Toledo.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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