2012  |  Hall of Fame Member

Clark B. Hall

Clark B. Hall
Career HighlightsVietnam Veteran, FBI Supervisory Agent, Congressional Investigator, Preservationist
AwardEdwin C. Bearss Lifetime Achievement Award

FBI supervisory agent and congressional investigator Clark B. “Bud” Hall became involved in the fight to save a part of Virginia’s Chantilly battlefield in 1986. Hall co-founded the Chantilly Battlefield Association with fellow Bearss Award honorees Brian Pohanka and Ed Wenzel. But his true passion was for Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and the cavalry battlefield at Brandy Station. When that sprawling Culpeper County battlefield became threatened by development in 1988, Hall led the fight to stop it, co-founding the Brandy Station Foundation. The struggle continued for more than 25 years, with Hall fighting every step of the way. But preservationists prevailed in several encounters, and most of the battlefield has been preserved – one of the American Battlefield Trust’s crowning achievements. Hall also was one of the first board members of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, one of the Trust’s two parent organizations, joining soon after APCWS was founded in 1987.

2018 & 2001  |  Hall of Fame Member

Edwin C. Bearss

Badly wounded by Japanese machine-gun fire in the Pacific during World War II, Ed Bearss spent 26 months in military hospitals, where he spent...
2013  |  Hall of Fame Member

The Rev. Bob Bluford

A B-24 bomber pilot in Europe during World War II, the Rev. Bob Bluford returned home to Richmond, Va., to become a Presbyterian minister, a tireless...
2012  |  Hall of Fame Member

Edward T. Wenzel

Ed Wenzel is one of the originators of the modern battlefield preservation movement. He is a co-founder of both the Chantilly Battlefield Association...
2012  |  Hall of Fame Member

Emanuel “Tersh” Boasberg III

Since the first years of the modern Civil War battlefield preservation movement, Tersh Boasberg has been a tireless advocate for saving hallowed...