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USS Cairo Gunboat

Raising the Cairo with Ed Bearss – Jan 13

Lost Ironclad Re-discovered It’s a treasure hunt story worthy of Indiana Jones, led by historian Ed Bearss. On Dec. 12, 1862, naval history was made when the Union ironclad USS Cairo (pronounced “KAY-row”), involved in the campaign against Vicksburg, was sunk in twelve short minutes in Mississippi’s Yazoo River. It was reportedly the …

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Civil War Historian Ed Bearrs

Ed Bearss Presents Had I Been a Civil War Soldier – July 22nd

Renowned Historian Reflects on His WWII Experience For those soldiers wounded in battle in the Civil War, often the outcome was grim. For those wounded in World War II, the outcome was far different. Renowned historian Ed Bearss was with the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion in the invasion of Guadalcanal and the Russell …

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