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Rest in Peace Ed Bearss *LINK*

Ed Bearss passed away yesterday at the age of 97. I had some interaction with Ed many years ago. He was always a helpful, kind and gracious man. Nobody presented Civil War history with more enthusiasm, color and scholarship than Ed. I’m going to miss him.

By the way, please click on his obituary below. I love the story about his gift to Margie, his wife on their second date.

Rest In Peace, Ed.