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 Join us on June 5, 2017, when the legendary Ed Bearss discusses the Appomattox Campaign

Military historian Ed Bearss is often referred to as a living national treasure. Anyone who has followed him across a battlefield—and thousands have—would agree. With his encyclopedic knowledge, commanding narratives, and trademark silver-tipped swagger stick, he brings the triumphs and defeats of legendary generals and ordinary soldiers to vivid life.

Ed is a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Second World War and has served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994. He is currently Chief Historian Emeritus. His books include, The Petersburg Campaign. Volume 1: The Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864, Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War, and Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg- The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War.

Ed returns to the CHCWRT to discuss the Appomattox Campaign, from Lee’s repulse at Fort Stedman until the final battle of the Army of Northern Virginia at Sailor’s Creek.


The presentation is free of charge. While a donation to help defray costs is appreciated, it is not required. 


Join us at 5:30 pm in the John Cosgrove Members' Lounge (formerly known as the Game Room). The National Press Club menu will challenge your palette and the very capable Club staff will be able to meet any libation request. Please bring cash or checks for payment. Please note the no dinner orders will be taken after 6:30.


The CHCWRT meets in the newly renovated John Cosgrove Members' Lounge of the prestigious and historic National Press Club, which is located at 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045, on the 13th floor.

The National Press Building is conveniently located approximately two blocks from Metro Center (Blue, Orange and Red Lines).

FREE parking is available at the PMI garage located on the North side of G Street between 13th and 14th Streets, if you arrive at the garage after 5:00 p.m. and purchase food and/or drinks at the National Press Club. Just bring your parking ticket to the meeting for validation.