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Near Brandy Station in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign
 
Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
1. Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign Marker
 
Inscription. On this plain Lee reviewed his cavalry, June 8, 1863. The next day the cavalry battle of Brandy Station was fought. On June 10, Ewell's Corps, from its camp near here, began the march to Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F 13.)
 
Location. 38° 29.782′ N, 77° 54.768′ W. Marker is near Brandy Station, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Brandy Road (County Route 762), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located just to the east of the Virginia State Police Office. Marker is in this post office area: Brandy Station VA 22714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 1863-64 Winter Encampment (approx. 1.3 miles away); Betty Washington (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hansborough Ridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Hold at Mountain Run (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brandy Station.
 
Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
2. Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign Marker
 

 
Regarding Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign. This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Brandy Station and the winter encampments of 1863-64 in Culpeper County. See the Battle of Brandy Station Virtual Tour by Markers linked below for additional related markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Brandy Station. National Park Service summary of the battle of Brandy Station discusses the cavalry review. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Brandy Station Virtual Tour by Markers. A set markers that document the Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863, and the Winter Encampment of 1863-64. Note the order of appearance is geographic and not chronologically aligned to the battle. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Site of the Cavalry Review Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Site of the Cavalry Review
The State Police Headquarters stands in the center of what was the reviewing field. Confederate cavalry paraded past General Lee and staged mock battles during the review.
 
 
Review Field from the State Police Parking Lot Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
4. Review Field from the State Police Parking Lot
In the background, parallel to Brandy Road is the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The proximity of this railroad to the field is no coincidence. The Confederate army was drawing upon this supply route in preparation for the march north.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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