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.

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Rob is also a member of the Emerging Civil War Speakers Bureau. His available presentations are listed below:

First Manassas (battle and campaign), including associated skirmishes and battle in July 1861 in Virginia.

Second Manassas (battle and campaign), including all associated skirmishes and battles from Cedar Mountain to Chantilly

Bristoe Station (battle and campaign), including all associated skirmishes, battles, and personalities from September 1863-November 1863

Potomac Blockade, including all associated skirmishes, battles, and personalities that relate to the Confederate blockade of the Potomac River, July 1861-March 1862

John S. Mosby: His life, and his partisan actions

Battles of Lexington and Concord (American Revolution), including military and political history of the Boston region in 1770-1775

Battles of Camden (American Revolution), including associated actions in the Southern Campaign of 1780