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This came through today.
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Subject: Ed Bearss passed away
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We've received news that legendary Civil War Historian Ed Bearss
has passed away. A decorated WWII Marine Corps veteran, Bearss,
who was 97 years old, rose to national
prominence as a talking head during the Ken Burns documentary
“The Civil War,” but that is only a small part of his fantastic
legacy. Among his innumerable accomplishments, Bearss was the
former chief historian of the National Park Service. He was
known for his discovery of the ironclad USS Cairo in the Yazoo
river and his efforts to have it raised and preserved, his
tremendous efforts to protect hallowed ground, and for giving
countless battlefield tours across the spectrum of American
military history, but with a focus on the Civil War. As anyone
who attended his tours can attest, his indefatigable energy and
vigor put many decades younger than him to shame. Bearss lived a
long and fruitful life pursing his passion for history, and
engaging others in his interest. We won’t see the likes of this
amazing charismatic personality again. He was one of a kind.
Rest in peace.