Legendary Ed Bearss, “Had I Been A Civil War Soldier”
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 Islands, and the 1st Marine Division in New Britain. In 1944, Bearss was severely wounded by Japanese machine gun fire and spent 26 months recovering in various hospitals. In his 12th annual visit to New Bern, Ed will discuss medical conditions over the years and the possible outcome if he had incurred his extensive injuries during the Civil War. Be sure to see him at Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center at 2pm on Sunday, July 22. There is no charge, reservations are not required and a reception will follow the presentation.