John Hennessy announces National Park Service retirement

August 11, 2021 | Community News |

John Hennessy, the chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, has announced his retirement from the National Park Service, effective September 1.

Forty years ago, John began his career with the NPS at Manassas Battlefield Park. Ever since, he has proved himself to be a dedicated public historian, specializing in Civil War history. He has written numerous books on the subject, including Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas, and was a contributing author to Mysteries & Conundrums.

John’s commitment to uncovering the past and interpreting our history for future generations has undoubtedly made a mark on Fredericksburg that will last a lifetime. Thank you for your devoted years of service!

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