Alum featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article on Gettysburg

Alum Ken Williams, featured speaker at California University of Pennsylvania's recent Civil War Roundtable, was featured in a July 6 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article.

From the Tribune-Review:

Williams, incidentally, comes to the Roundtable with impressive credentials. A graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in history, Williams served several years with the National Park Service at Gettysburg as a ranger and, since his retirement as Director of Accounts Receivable and Financial System Administrator for Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, is currently a guide at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater estate on Bear Run. Williams is also a Union Civil War re-enactor, having risen to the rank of First Sergeant.

Additionally, Williams has a direct battlefield connection to Gettysburg: his great-great-grandfather, Walter Williams, who began his military career with the 11th Pennsylvania as a drummer boy and rose to the rank of sergeant, was captured during the first day at Gettysburg but released the next day. He served until the war's end and died in 1919.


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