Monday, June 25, 2012

Ed Bearss at Fredericksburg

Greetings Cosmic Americans!

Yesterday I spent the day touring the Fredericksburg battlefield with retired National Park Service chief historian, WWII Marine Corps veteran, and all-around fascinating speaker Ed Bearss. In this video segment, Mr. Bearss discusses some of the battle's opening actions - namely Union engineers constructing pontoon brdges across the Rappahannock River on December 11, 1862.

Mr. Bearss has a distinctive style and seems to possess unlimited enthusiasm and energy. Seriously - I could barely keep up with him...and he is almost 90. I you ever get the opportunity to tour a battlefield with him, jump on the chance - you won't regret it.


1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the tour, and the whole conference, as well. Bearss speaking all day without notes was truly an inspiration--I'd say he's forgotten more about the Civil War than most of us will ever hope to know, but I don't think he's forgotten much.