The October Coffee Hour of the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will feature Wayne Sager speaking about "The Old 11th."
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room of the museum, 858 W. Fourth St.
Light refreshments will be served.
"The Old 11th: The Life Story of a Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment serving during the American Civil War" will be the topic of Sager's speech.
A longtime Muncy resident, Sager is well-qualified to discuss Civil War topics, both from standpoints of academic qualifications and avocational pursuits.
He has had a life-long interest in military history, especially the American Civil War. He possesses a bachelor's degree from Penn State and a master's degree in history from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
His master's thesis studied civil-military relations in Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg campaign.
Sager is a Army retiree with the rank of lieutenant colonel. His 22 years of military service included two tours of duty in Vietnam and one in Germany.
During 14 years of active duty, he served as an ROTC instructor, and taught, among other topics, American military history.
Over the years, his hobbies have increased his depth of understanding of the life of the Civil War soldier. He has been an occasional re-enactor, most recently at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.
He will soon mark his 50th year of shooting competition with Civil War firearms, in the North-South Skirmish Association. He is ranked as a Distinguished Shooter in the Carbine category.