Tag Archives: Rob Orrison

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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Announcing the Emerging Revolutionary War Series

Some exciting news from our sister site, Emerging Revolutionary War: Although it’s been nearly 250 years since America’s founding, the Revolutionary era continues to capture people’s imaginations. To explore that story even further, the editors of Emerging Revolutionary War have … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Last Road North

The Emerging Civil War Series follows Robert E. Lee’s last road north this spring. The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign resembles our popular tour book No Turning Back: A Guide to the Overland Campaign (Savas Beatie, 2014). … 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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Year in Review 2015: #2

We’re closing in on ECW’s most-read post of 2015. We’re all the way to number two on the list—the second-most-read post published during the year. The number-two post comes from Wednesday, April 11, 2015—nearly two and a half centuries after the so-called … 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 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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Jeb Stuart, Rob Orrison, and a Media Ethics Case Study

An editorial in today’s Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star lauds a recent court decision to remove a portrait of Confederate cavalry commander Jeb Stuart from the Patrick County courtroom. Accompanying the editorial online was a file photo of ECW’s own Rob Orrison leaning … Continue reading

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More to Read on Meade

On the heels of his recent post on Army of the Potomac commander Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade, we asked Rob Orrison for some reading suggestions that might shed some light on Meade’s stormy winter of command in 1863-64. Rob … Continue reading

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ECW Welcomes Rob Orrison

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome Rob Orrison to the ranks of our full-time authors. Rob is the historic operations supervisor for all of Prince William County’s historic sites—including the Bristoe Station Battlefield—overseeing all day-to-day operations, programs, and events. Last … Continue reading

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