For those people knowledgeable about the Civil War, Ed Bearss is a household name. He is the former National Park Historian, helped raise the Cairo at Vicksburg and author of numerous books on the Civil War, including two recently on the Petersburg campaign. He will be speaking at the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table meeting on Tuesday Jan. 20, at the Scottsdale Civic Library auditorium. Come early (5:45pm) to watch the video about Ed. Guidon Books will have a limited number of his books available for purchase which Ed can sign.