Edwin C. Bearss

Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service, director’s special assistant for military sites and former chief historian at the National Park Service, Bearss is the winner of multiple history and preservation awards, including the T. Harry Williams Award, the Bruce Catton Award, the Bell I. Wiley Award and the Harry S. Truman Award for Meritorious Service in the Field of Civil War History. In addition to being the preeminent guide to battlefields nationwide, he is the author of several Civil War histories, among them, The Vicksburg Campaign: Vicksburg is the Key and Battle of Five Forks.

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