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Tagged as: Brown County, Edwin C. Bearss, Georgetown (OH), lecture, Southwest Ohio, U.S. Grant Homestead Association, Ulysses S. Grant.
|March 6, 2010|
|1:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
Well-known history guide and Civil War scholar Edwin C. Bearss returns to Georgetown. The lecture is sponsored by the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, an organization which celebrates the life, history, and legacy of Ulysses S. Grant through preservation and education.
Location: United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 109 E. State St. Georgetown, Ohio (State Rt. 125)
The cost of admission is $10 per person and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will go to the U.S. Grant Homestead Association and the Civil War Preservation Trust, which is a national organization working to save America’s Civil War battlefields.
About Ed Bearrs:
Bearss is an independent scholar and historian whose public career began at the National Park Service in 1955 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His research there led to the recovery of the long-lost Union gunboat Cairo. He also located two forgotten forts at Grand Gulf, Miss., and was instrumental in having Grand Gulf named a state military monument.
In 1991, Bearss became the National Park Service’s chief historian for military sites. He received the Harry S. Truman Award for Meritorious Service in the field of Civil War History and the Department of the Interior’s Distinguished Service Award. In addition, he was a featured commentator for Ken Burns’ PBS Series “The Civil War”, and also appears on the Arts & Entertainment Channel’s “Civil War Journal”.
Bearss is the author of many works about the Civil War, including Vicksburg Is the Key, Grant Strikes a Fatal Blow, and Un-vexed to the Sea. His most recently-released book is Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War. Since retiring, he continues to serve as a Civil War consultant and conducts detailed battlefield site tours and seminars for the Smithsonian Study Tours program.
The U.S. Grant Homestead and the Grant Schoolhouse, both located in Georgetown, will also be open for tours from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on February 16th. A fee of $3.00 per person will admit you to both sites. For more information about these Land of Grant historic sites, please see our website at www.usgrantboyhoodhome.org