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Lancaster CWRT October speaker

Author, editor and Licensed Battlefield Guide, Diana Loski, will speak to the Lancaster Civil War Round Table about the life and military career of Confederate General William Dorsey Pender at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 9th.

William Dorsey Pender was one of the youngest, and most promising, generals fighting for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Pender commanded a division of the 3rd Corps under A.P. Hill at Gettysburg where he received shrapnel in his leg. His leg was amputated but he died on July 18, 1863.

Diana Loski, like me a native of Ohio, has been interested in the Civil War since the age of five, when her grandfather told her the first of many stories concerning her eight ancestors who were Union soldiers.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, she is a former French and Spanish teacher in secondary schools, and the author of six books, including 1864: A Year in the Life of a Civil War Soldier: A Novel Based on the Diary of Silas Newton Cross, a children’s book on the basics of regimental life, in 1988 The Chamberlains of Brewer and Gettysburg Experience : A Biographical Collection.
Diana currently serves as editor of The Gettysburg Experience magazine and is a licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park. She is a popular speaker on Civil War topics at Civil War Round Tables and other organizations throughout the country and in Europe. She lives in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Leonard and their four children, Bill, Stephanie, Brett and Stacey.
The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will meet at the Lititz Public Library. These programs are free and open to the public. Registration is suggested but not required. Pre-register by emailing your name, phone number and the number attending to Sallie at or call the library at 626-2255. If you have questions about the program, call Micky Kraft at 392-4976 or email
Come on out and enjoy an evening with Diana Loski!