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The Bristoe Station Campaign, October 9-19, 1863

Bill Backus, Rob Orrison

Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Price: 14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-300-3
eBook: 978-1-61121-301-0
On Sale: October 15, 2015

6x9, 137 images and 10 maps

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The months after Gettysburg had hardly been quiet - filled with skirmishes, cavalry clashes, and plenty of marching. Nonetheless, Union commander Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade had yet to come to serious blows with his Confederate counterpart, Gen. Robert E. Lee. "Lee is undoubtedly bullying you," one of Meade's superiors goaded. Lee's army - severely bloodied at Gettysburg - did not have quite the offensive capability it once possessed, yet Lee's aggressive nature could not be quelled. He looked for the chance to strike out at Meade. In mid-October, 1863, both men shifted their armies into motion Read More...



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About the Author

Bill Backus

A native of Connecticut, Bill Backus graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelorís degree in Historic Preservation. Currently working as a historian for multiple Civil War sites in Northern Virginia, Bill has worked for the National Park Service at Vicksburg National Military Pa Read More...


Rob Orrison

Rob Orrison has been working in the history field for more than 20 years. Currently Rob oversees day-to-day operations of a large municipal historic site program in Northern Virginia. Read More...


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