Tag Archives: Bristoe Station

Marching to Manassas

Twice in thirteen months, soldiers led by Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson pulled off long marches during a campaign that culminated in battle along the banks of Bull Run. Both marches were remarkable in the distance they covered and the time … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: A Want of Vigilance

Researching and writing a book about a “lost battle” is always a challenge. As you start to find a wealth of research and information, you wonder, “Why is it lost?” In the case of Bristoe Station, the “loss” comes because … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 22 Acres to Save at Bristoe Station

Bristoe Station battlefield is bordered by development. In fact, a compromise between developers and preservationists are the only reason the park exists. Chances to preserve this battlefield are few and far between and become more difficult frequently. The 22 acres … Continue reading

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Battle of Bristoe Station: A New Era in the Army of the Potomac

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Shaara wrote in Killer Angels of the Army of the Potomac on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg: it was the “last of the great volunteer armies, for the draft is beginning that summer in … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Amazing Preservation Opportunity at Bristoe Station Battlefield!

Last week the American Battlefield Trust announced an amazing preservation opportunity at Bristoe Station. Currently, the only portion of the battlefield preserved is 140 acres that makes up the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. This land was preserved by the … Continue reading

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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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