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  • G E Mayers
    Oct 11, 2006
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      Stephen:

      Much more info here: http://www.battleofchampionhill.org/

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on
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      God. --Anonymous
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      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:14 AM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] MARGIE RIDDLE BEARSS


      >I thought this might be of interest here.
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      > Stephen
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      > BEARSS - MARGIE RIDDLE BEARSS
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      > Brandon, MS and Arlington, VA, MARGIE RIDDLE BEARSS, 80, died
      > Saturday,
      > October 7, 2006 at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS following a
      > lengthy
      > illness. Burial will be private. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, Pearl, MS
      > is
      > handling arrangements. The daughter of Ralph Caswell Riddle and
      > Mattie
      > Reid
      > Riddle, she was born October 22, 1925 and grew up in Brandon. She
      > was a
      > fourth-generation member of Bethel Baptist Church. After graduating
      > from
      > Hinds Junior College and Blue Mountain College, she taught English
      > in
      > Goodman and Lexington. In 1958, she marrried Edwin Bearss, Historian
      > of
      > the
      > Vicksburg Military Park. In 1966, they moved to Arlington, VA.
      >
      >
      >
      > She had a lifelong love of books, poetry and Civil War history. She
      > helped
      > recover, preserve and catalog artifacts from the Union Ironclad
      > Cairo.
      > She
      > designed and constructed the exhibits at the Grand Gulf Military
      > Park.
      > Her
      > books include Sherman's Forgotten Campaign (1987) and, with her dear
      > friend,
      > Rebecca Drake, two collections of Champion Hill documents, My Dear
      > Wife
      > (2005) and Darwina's Diary (2OO6). While living in Arlington, she
      > was
      > elected to membership in the National Military Collectors and
      > Historians and
      > named Fellow for her work pertaining to the USS Cairo and Grand Gulf
      > Park.
      >
      >
      >
      > Survivors include husband, Edwin Bearss of Arlington, VA; daughter,
      > Sara
      > Bearss of Richmond, VA; sons, Edwin Bearss, Jr. and his wife, Annika
      > Bearss,
      > son, Michael Bearss, all of Columbus, GA; daughter, Jenny Bearss and
      > sons
      > Todd and Andy Olmsted, all of Brandon, MS.
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      > Memorials may be sent to The Civil War Preservation Trust.
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