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Ed Bearss

Ed Bearss was born on June 26, 1923 in Billings, Montana, USA as Edwin Cole Bearss. He is known for his work on The Civil War (1990), Gods and Generals (2003) and Grant vs Lee (1999). He was previously married to Margie Riddle. See full bio »

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The Civil War
The Civil War Himself - Historian
Gods and Generals
Gods and Generals Miscellaneous Crew
Grant vs Lee
Grant vs Lee Miscellaneous Crew


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 2003 Gods and Generals (historical consultant)
 1999 Grant vs Lee (TV Movie) (consultant)
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 2006 Pritzker Military Library Presents (TV Series documentary)
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Historian
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Himself - Historian
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Himself - Historian
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Himself - Historian
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Himself - Historian
- Forever Free (1862) (1990) ... Himself - Historian

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We're in an age of Teflon people now. People then [19th century] were more original, more individual.


He was hired by the National Park Service, and was assigned to the post of Park Historian at Vicksburg (Mississippi). In 1981, he became Chief Historian for the NPS, and retired in 1995. He continues to participate in round-table discussions and lead groups on battlefield tours. See more »

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