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Speaker to discuss the life and times of George Armstrong Custer
January 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 amFree
The Millersville Area Historical Society will host a presentation about “George Armstrong Custer,from Ohio to Gettysburg” during this monthly meeting of the organization.
The speaker will be Bruce R. Liddic, an expert and researcher on the life and times of George Armstrong Custer. He is the author of three books, and several dozen magazine articles about the U.S. Army General, the latest of which appeared in “Research Review,” a publication of Little Big Horn Associates, Inc.
Liddic’s presentation, illustrated with PowerPoint, will trace the life of Custer, from his birth in Ohio and early life to his education at West Point (last in class) and experience at Gettysburg. Custer was a cavalry commander in the American Civil War, after which he left for the West and the American Indian Wars. In 1876, while leading the 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Bighorn against Native American tribes, he and all of his detachment—including two of his brothers according to Wikipedia—were killed. A Q & A session will conclude the presentation.
Liddic retired after spending 39 years with the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. A Lancaster resident for the past 15 years, he was born in Williamsport, as a young man resided in Sayre and then moved with his family to Montoursville where he graduated from high school. The Navy veteran then earned a bachelor’s degree in American History at the State University of New York and a master’s degree in business management at Salve Regina University.
Although the talk is free to the public, donations are appreciated. For more information, call Phil Gerber at (717) 872-8837 before 5 p.m. or email him at email@example.com.