Tag Archives: Bristoe Station

Podcast Additional Resources: “The Forgotten Fall, Part 1”

Intrigued by “The Forgotten Fall” and the discussion started by Chris Mackowksi and Kris White on last week’s episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast? We’ve rounded up a solid list of resources from our archives, focusing on Bristoe Station … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “The Forgotten Fall, Part 1” Is Now Available

Curious about the military events in Virginia during the autumn of 1863. The new ECW Podcast – just released this morning – is part one of a discussion about the battles and campaigns of that season. “The Forgotten Fall, Part … Continue reading

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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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Building Bristoe and Kettle Run: Public Meeting

We told you last week about an opportunity to have a voice in shaping the future of the Kettle Run and Bristoe Station battlefields. Just a reminder, for anyone interesting in having their voices heard, that tonight is the public … 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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Bill Backus Brings “Vigilance” to His Writing

by ECW Correspondent Liam McGurl For Bill Backus, co-author of Want for Vigilance: The Bristoe Station Campaign, his lax collegiate writing didn’t necessarily exactly prepare him for authorship. Fortunately, though, he pulled on every Civil War-related experience for his first … 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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Bury These Men: Lee and Hill at Bristoe Station

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Bill Backus. Perhaps the most famous incident from the Battle of Bristoe Station was the rebuke Robert E. Lee gave to A.P. Hill after both surveyed the human wreckage after the disastrous … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee and Certain Young Ladies

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Mike Block. On September 13, 1863, the Army of the Potomac, responding to the departure of General James Longstreet’s First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia to Tennessee, moved south and occupied … 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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