Scott Zerull while a senior history major and cadet at Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont, wrote and presented a paper on the military career of Capt. George R. Bedinger. Scott Zerull generously granted permission for his paper, "A Civil War Soldier of Versatility: The George Rust Bedinger Story", to be printed in the Bedinger Website.
Scott Zerull has graduated and is now a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Scott was motivated to write of George Rust Bedinger's experiences because, as Zerull writes, he "was an amazing soldier that deserves to be studied because his journey in the Civil War was one of honor, bravery, and astonishment." Zerull continues, “George Bedinger was an exceptional soldier of diversity that defies what historians consider the average soldier or the average soldier experience. He does this in a myriad of ways ... ." Zerull follows the military career of young George Rust Bedinger from his leaving his studies at the University of Virginia to enlist in the Hamtramck Guards of Jefferson County, Virginia, now West Virginia, his first battle experience at the first battle of Manassas to his last gallant act leading his company in the assault of Culp's Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg.