Rob Orrison


Rob Orrison

Rob Orrison has been working in the history field for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Loudoun County, Virginia, Rob received his Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation at Longwood College (now University) and received his Master’s Degree in Public History from George Mason University. Currently Rob serves as the Historic Site Operations Supervisor for Prince William County. 

Outside of work Rob serves on the Board of Directors of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, Board of Directors of Virginia Civil War Trails; and serves as the Vice President of the Virginia Association of Museums. His published works include: A Want of Vigilance: The Bristoe Station Campaign; The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign 1863 and A Single Blow: The Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Beginning of the American Revolution, April 19, 1775. He currently lives in Dumfries with his wife, Jamie, and sons Carter and Grayson.

2 Responses to Rob Orrison

  1. ben odell says:

    have you visited the lone jack civil war battlefield museum in lone jack missouri yet?

  2. William Baltz says:

    Rob –
    Thank you for your presentation, A Want of Vigilance, last night. A well-paced, informative discussion of an understudied segment of the war. A little heavy on the tactical aspects and light on strategic/political, but it did achieve what it was advertised to do in capturing the interest of the group.

    One question I had forgotten to ask,did the sending of Longstreet’s Corps-plus and the Federals II and III Corps to the West offset each other tactically or was the absence of Longstreet’s leadership lamented by Lee the reason for turning tactical advantage into a strategic draw?

    Again, thank you, for an evening well spent. Safe trip home.

    Bill Baltz

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