Art Bergeron

9 02 2010

A friend emailed me early this morning with the shocking news that Art Bergeron passed away yesterday, 2/8/2010.  I only met Art once, where he worked at the U. S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA, helping countelss visitors navigate the archives.  We were Facebook friends, we corresponded occasionally, and he was a good friend to Bull Runnings, always generous with his time and significant expertise.  Art earned his PhD at Louisiana State University, was a Viet Nam veteran, and authored or edited many books and articles on the Civil War, with an emphasis on Louisiana. Historians and researches have lost a good friend and resource.  Drew has posted this link to a bio of Art at the Civil War Round Table of Central Louisiana.

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4 responses

9 02 2010
Chris Evans

I very much enjoyed Mr. Bergeron’s book on Confederate Mobile. Civil War historians of his caliber are not made every day. He will be missed by Civil War readers.


10 02 2010
Steve Basic

Very saddened by this news. He always answered any questions I had about his work, and was fortunate to meet him once down at Pamplin Park. He will be missed.



10 02 2010
Ken Noe

This is shocking news, and a great loss to the ACW community. Hard to believe that I won’t see him at Carlisle the next time I’m there. Ken


10 02 2010
Terry Beckenbaugh

I too was shocked to hear of Art’s passing. He was ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS unfailingly kind and patient. He was a great historian and an even better person. He always answered e-mails quickly, and with the answer to my question. Always had time to talk about my project, or anyone else’s for that mater, and ready to lend his expertise. AHEC will not the the same without him. As a Trans-Mississippi historian, there aren’t too many of us, and Art was one of the best. He will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.


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