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Support Congressional Gold Medal for Historian Ed Bearss

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A Legend of Preservation

Short of Lee, Grant, Jackson and Sherman, few names in the study of the Civil War echo as loudly as Bearss. With his booming voice and encyclopedic knowledge of military history, Edwin Cole Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service, has been called a "living national treasure" by the Smithsonian and received virtually every award in the field of historical study.

But thanks to a bill in Congress sponsored by Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Bearss may soon receive a new accolade to add to his lengthy resume: Congressional Gold Medal recipient.

H.R. 1225  was reintroduced in February 2017 and referred to the House Financial Services Committee for consideration. 

Please use our simple online advocacy to please to sign your name as a “Citizen Co-Sponsor”  on the bill to urge your elected representatives in Washington to support this fitting tribute to a living legend.

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