We note with profound sadness today the passing of our friend Jerry Brent.
Jerry was unfailingly generous in allowing Mysteries and Conundrums to publish images from his unsurpassed collection of Fredericksburg items. Indeed, more than a few of our posts were based directly on images Jerry provided us.
He was the executive director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, and so was central to innumerable efforts to preserve battlefield land in the Fredericksburg area.
But more than all that, Jerry was one of the kindest, most cheerful souls you ever wanted to meet. He was supremely skilled and knowledgeable, but as humble as the day is long.
We will miss him.