Tag Archives: Bristoe Station Campaign

Help Save Three Virginia Stations: Bristoe, Trevilian, and Reams

The Civil War Trust needs your help to protect hallowed ground at three different battlefields: Bristoe Station, Trevilian Station, and Reams Station.  To find out how you can help preserve this ground for future generations, read the Trust’s announcement regarding … Continue reading

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Kilpatrick’s Deficiency in Judgment

Theodore Lyman, Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade’s aide-de-camp, offered an interesting observation about part of the Federal cavalry on this date in 1863. The Army of the Potomac was cautiously advancing out of its protected position in Centreville, Virginia, where Robert … Continue reading

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George Washington, “that cold, austere” hero

As the Army of the Potomac crept out of its defenses at Centreville following the battle of Bristoe Station, part of the army passed “not far from Mt. Vernon,” the home of George Washington. Northerners and Southerners alike laid claim to … Continue reading

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Have a Voice in Building the Bristoe Battlefield

If the modern preservation movement has taught us anything, it’s that we understand our history less well than we think we do. If we really understood the action at Fredericksburg, for instance, the Slaughter Pen Farm would have been included … Continue reading

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An Author of Vigilance: An Interview with ECW’s Rob Orrison

As the author of one of the newest Emerging Civil War Series installments—A Want of Vigilance: The Battle of Bristoe Station—Rob Orrison is still amazed at how much work it took to complete his first published book. Orrison said his … Continue reading

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“A spectator would have said that the opponents were afraid of each other”: The Battle of James City

As Lee’s infantry made its way westward to Madison Courthouse, Stuart took Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton’s cavalry division (Hampton was still recovering from wounds suffered at Gettysburg) ahead to screen the infantry’s movements. Stuart knew that Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick’s … Continue reading

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“A Want of Vigilance, the Bristoe Station Campaign” Release

For those interested in getting the first available copies of Emerging Civil War’s newest release A Want of Vigilance: The Bristoe Station Campaign, the book will be released at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park on October 10. The Park … Continue reading

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“We were in fit shape for a rift with Meade” The Fall Campaign of 1863 Begins

By October 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac stared at one another on either side of the Rapidan River. Lee’s army held the land south of the Rapidan around Orange. North of the Rapidan, Meade’s … Continue reading

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He Had Won for Himself an Honorable Name: Brig. Gen. John Chambliss’ Untimely Death

Today, we are pleased to welcome back author Jimmy Price The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign witnessed many dark days for the Army of Northern Virginia, but one that has received scant attention is August 16, 1864. On that day, Lee’s army lost … Continue reading

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