American Treasure Visits New Bern

Ed Bearss

Battlefield Historian – Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss to Appear for 10th Consecutive Year

An American treasure, Civil War historian Ed Bearss will appear in New Bern on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  His tenth annual presentation to benefit the New Bern Battlefield Park will be Robert E. Lee’s Lieutenant Generals. Bearss will provide great insight into this subject in his unique manner.

Bearss is a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a military historian, an author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras, and a popular tour guide of historic battlefields. He served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 and is now Chief Historian Emeritus.

Held at 2 pm at the Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center, the cost of lecture will be a donation of $10 with all proceeds going to support the New Bern Battlefield Park.

To reserve a seat or for additional information, please call the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. This lecture is presented by the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Civil War Round Table in partnership with Tryon Palace.

Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society

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