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Bearss, Edwin C.

Overview
Works: 259 works in 413 publications in 1 language and 10,879 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Military history  Biography  Genealogy  Registers (Lists)  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Narrator, Composer, Actor, Interviewer
Classifications: E470, 973.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edwin C Bearss
Fields of honor by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and its current historian emeritus, Bearss' renowned tours of America's battlefields feature a uniquely engaging panache that has inspired a legion of fans
Smithsonian's great battles & battlefields of the Civil War : a definitive field guide based on the award-winning television series by MasterVision by Jay Wertz( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War is an authoritative history of the war and a practical guide to the places it was waged - including sites abroad and in the Far West that other books overlook. Organized by state and cross-referenced chronologically so that readers can follow the different campaigns, the book explains the particular strategies behind troop movements and gives travel information for each battlefield, as well as for landmarks
Fort Smith; little Gibraltar on the Arkansas by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Receding tide : Vicksburg and Gettysburg : the campaigns that changed the Civil War by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: It's a poignant irony in American history that on Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal Civil War battles ended in Union victory, marked the high tide of Confederate military fortune, and ultimately doomed the South's effort at secession. But on July 4, 1863, after six months of siege, Ulysses Grant's Union army finally took Vicksburg and the Confederate west. On the very same day, Robert E. Lee was in Pennsylvania, parrying the threat to Vicksburg with a daring push north to Gettysburg. For two days the battle had raged; on the next, July 4, 1863, Pickett's Charge was thrown back, a magnificently brave but fruitless assault, and the fate of the Confederacy was sealed, though nearly two more years of bitter fighting remained until the war came to an end. In Receding Tide, Edwin Cole Bearss draws from his popular Civil War battlefield tours to chronicle these two widely separated but simultaneous clashes and their dramatic conclusion. As the recognized expert on both Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Bearss tells the fascinating story of this single momentous day in our country's history, offering his readers narratives, maps, illustrations, characteristic wit, dramatic new insights and unerringly intimate knowledge of terrain, tactics, and the colorful personalities of America's citizen soldiers, Northern and Southern alike
Hardluck ironclad; the sinking and salvage of the Cairo, being a first-hand account of the discovery of the torpedoed Union gunboat and of operations to raise her from the bottom of the Yazoo, together with a description of artifacts found on board; including a history of the Western Flotilla of which she was a part, with numerous illustrations, and maps by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being a first-hand account of the discovery of the torpedoed Union gunboat and of operations to raise her from the bottom of the Yazoo, together with a description of artifacts found on board; including a history of the Western Flotilla of which she was a part, with numerous illustrations, and maps."
Historic resource study : the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, 1874-1919, Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardluck ironclad : the sinking and salvage of the Cairo by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of December 12, 1862, the Union gunboat Cairo, nosing her way up the Yazoo River north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, triggered two Confederate demijohn mines. Within minutes the 512-ton ironclad had sunk six fathoms to the muddy bottom with no loss of life -- the first armored war vessel ever downed by an electrically activated mine. A whole new era of naval warfare had begun. In Hardluck Ironclad Edwin Bearss tells how he and two other Civil War historians discovered the Cairo almost a century later -- still intact at the bottom of the Yazoo, her big guns loaded and ready to fire, much of the gear aboard just as it was that December morning when the crew abandoned her -- and how, almost miraculously, she was later salvaged and restored. - Back cover
Decision in Mississippi : Mississippi's important role in the War Between the States by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History basic data : Redwood National Park, DelNorte and Humboldt counties, California by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic structure report : Texas White House, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Texas by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of Wilson's Creek by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andersonville : the story of a Civil War prison camp by Raymond F Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaign for Vicksburg by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads and in north Mississippi in 1864 by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A southern record : the history of the Third Regiment, Louisiana Infantry by W. H Tunnard( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting Sherman's lifeline : the Battles of Brices Cross Roads and Tupelo, 1864 by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic resource study, Fort Hancock 1895-1948, Gateway National Recreation Area, New York/New Jersey by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort Moultrie HECP-HDCP, Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Petersburg campaign : the western front battles, September 1864-April 1865 by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months. This important-many would say decisive-fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign: The Western Front Battles, September 1864 - April 1865, Volume 2, the second in a ground
Historic structure report, historical data section : Fort Jefferson, 1846-1898, Fort Jefferson National Monument, Monroe County, Florida by Edwin C Bearss( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bearss, Ed.

Bearss, Ed 1923-

Bearss, Edwin C.

Bearss, Edwin Cole.

Bearss, Edwin Cole 1923-

Ed Bearss American military historian

Ed Bearss Amerikaans National Park Service

Languages
English (97)

Covers
Smithsonian's great battles & battlefields of the Civil War : a definitive field guide based on the award-winning television series by MasterVisionFort Smith; little Gibraltar on the ArkansasReceding tide : Vicksburg and Gettysburg : the campaigns that changed the Civil WarThe campaign for Vicksburg