A historian always willing to help, always glad to share, always happy to support. Ed Bearss was a historian who encouraged the next generation and created a vibrant atmosphere for Civil War scholarship. Truly a historian’s historian. Fold Your Tent and Rest In Peace Sir— McElfresh Map Company thanks him for his invaluable help over the years and will miss him.
Ed Bearss, a former National Park Service chief historian with a penchant for Civil War history, has passed away at the age of 97.