Historian Ed Bearss Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Ed Bearss Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Ed Bearss.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
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.
It is our sad duty to announce the passing of beloved historian Ed Bearss, one of the legends of the battlefield preservation movement and a long-time member of the American Battlefield Trust board. Ed’s career is unmatched in the Civil War community – from his discovery of the USS Cairo to his role as chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service. For many of us, our love of history was nurtured through battlefield tours led by the indomitable Ed. Rain or shine, through muddy creeks and daunting climbs, the decorated World War II veteran always led the way. And his ability to convey history in a relatable and entertaining way mesmerized his audiences for generations. Rest in peace – we will not see your like again.
We have received word today of the unfortunate passing away of Mr. Ed Bearss. The former Chief Historian of the National Park Service, Ed worked tirelessly to preserve Civil War battlefields, interpret and educate the nation about the events surrounding and occurring during one of this nations darkest hours, and preserve and perpetuate the memory of the service and sacrifices made by our Civil War ancestors. We are keeping his family, friends and loved ones in our prayers during this difficult time.
We are saddened to learn that Ed Bearss, legendary interpreter, World War II veteran, and NPS Historian, has passed away.
Ed was an honorary Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg, and a fixture out on the Battlefield. To hear him share his knowledge of Gettysburg was an experience not to be forgotten.
He will be sorely missed.
We remember Ed Bearss who passed away today. A mentor to many, and an indomitable force in Civil War history and interpretation. We are sure that you and Ted are catching up right now. Rest in Peace and Semper Fi!
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.