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Ed Bearss

Battlefield expert names favorite Civil War books

Battlefield expert names favorite Civil War books

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War in 1861. In honor of that occasion, The Gazette asked historian Ed Bearss to name his five favorite Civil War books.

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Historian recounts the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Historian recounts the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Edwin C. Bearss describes details of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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Gallery: Driven by history

Gallery: Driven by history

Photos from a tour of Little Bighorn Battlefield with Ed Bearss.

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

Ed Bearrs holds a swagger stick in his left hand, partially lame as the result of wounds he suffered in World War II. The stick is engraved with the names of Civil War battles and is capped with a brass cartridge.

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

Before setting out on a tour of the Little Bighorn Battlefield, Ed Bearrs chats with his old friend, National Park Service Ranger Marvin Dawes.

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

Historian Ed Bearss points to a ridge where U.S. Cavalry soldiers rode into the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The World War II Marine always emphasizes the importance of terrain on his battlefield tours.

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

Historian Jerome Greene says Ed Bearss' "natural, stentorian voice" is a large part of his appeal as a battlefield tour guide.

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Michael Hill

Michael Hill

Dr. Michael Hill of Maryland has been on numerous Civil War tours with Bearss, but the recent visit to the Little Bighorn Battlefield was his first. Hill worked as an extra in the Civil War movie "Glory."

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

In the shadow of the monument on top of Last Stand Hill at the Little Bighorn Battlefield, Ed Bearss paces back and forth as he delivers a narrative account of the famous battle.

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

During his battlefield tours, Ed Bearss often closes his eyes, as if to imagine himself in the thick of the fighting.

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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

Historian Jerome Greene says Ed Bearss' "natural, stentorian voice" is a large part of his appeal as a battlefield tour guide.

August 10, 2011 4:35 pmLoading…
Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss

In the shadow of the monument on top of Last Stand Hill at the Little Bighorn Battlefield, Ed Bearss paces back and forth as he delivers a narrative account of the famous battle.

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Brent Weisman

Brent Weisman

Brent Weisman, an anthropology professor from Florida, said he prepared mentally and physically for five-day tour of the battles that led to the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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