I consider it outdated but others might disagree. In the past, too many researchers have relied upon the ORS, which Steve Warren and I, in self-serving. In the case of Cabin Creek, who wanted to admit that the Union forces were drunk and the like? The OR's are great, when balanced out with other accounts. Epple did a good jub, by 1964 standards, but the bar has been raised in the 44 years since its initial publication, and that is not to fault him, by any means, for what he accomplished.