2019 Edwin Cole Bearss National Park Service Intern Announced

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is pleased to announce that Madelyn K. Shiflett has accepted the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table sponsored Edwin Cole Bearss internship at the park for the summer of 2019.

Maddie is from Quinton, in New Kent County, Virginia. She is currently a sophomore enrolled in the honors program at the University of Mary Washington. Maddie is a double major studying History and Historic Preservation. She plans to earn a masterís degree as well.

Her interest in the Civil War began when she read The Killer Angels. She has enjoyed attending reenactments and other activities during the Sesquicentennial. Her interest in the Civil War was a major influence in her decision to attend college in Fredericksburg.

The park extended its thanks to the round table for our continued support of their internship program and for providing Maddie with the opportunity to work with the park staff this summer..