Ed Bearss Visits Wheeling
Civil War expert and legendary battlefield guide Ed Bearss made his third visit to Wheeling on Saturday August 6 for a fundraiser in support of moving the Soldiers and Sailors Monument from Wheeling Park back downtown to stand beside West Virginia Independence Hall. A battle wounded WWII US Marine veteran, Mr. Bearss took a moment to visit the monument on a tour of Wheeling sites. He later attended a fundraiser dinner, then spoke at the Hall. The events were organized and hosted by the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation with financial support from Wheeling Heritage. Those interested in making a donation may contact Wheeling Heritage at 304-232-3087.