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Virginia (Fauquier County), Remington — The Battle of Brandy Station — The Crossing at Kelly's Ford
Civil War cavalry battles could be huge, shifting, sprawling engagements, spread across miles of countryside. For instance, the Battle of Brandy Station, named for a railroad town eight miles away, began at historic Kelly’s Ford in front of you. . . . — Map (db m2222) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Kelly's Ford — Kelly's Ford
At this site in 1863 the federal forces charged across the river to begin the Battle of Kelly's Ford & Brandy Station. Traces of the ford & John P. Kelly's toll, 1837 to 1862, may still be seen at this point. — Map (db m21330) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — The Civil War in Culpeper County
On June 9, 1863, the Civil War visited the river fords, farmer's fields and rolling hills near Brandy Station. During the intense daylong fighting that swirled all around the little town, Confederate and Union horsemen clashed in the largest cavalry . . . — Map (db m4398) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — Surprises at the Crossing
Rivers and river crossings played an important role in many Civil War battles, including the Battle of Brandy Station. A mile northwest of this spot is the site of Beverly Ford, where the cavalry of both the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and . . . — Map (db m4405) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — Buying Time on the Beverly Ford Road
Both Union and Confederate armies used horse artillery to assist cavalry. When firing erupted at Beverly Ford on the morning of June 9, 1863, Major Robert F. Beckham's battalion of Confederate horse artillery (16 guns and some 500 men) was encamped . . . — Map (db m4415) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — The Stone Wall on the Cunningham Farm
Failing to break through Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Confederates at St. James Church, Brig. Gen. John Buford swung his force north and west to turn the Confederate left flank. Confederate Brig. Gen. William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, son of Robert . . . — Map (db m4416) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — Rooney Lee's Fighting Retreat
The Federal forces of Brig. Gen. John Buford, Brig. Gen. David Gregg, and Col. Thomas Devin (whose command held the area around St. James Church) had almost encircled the Confederates, though none of the Union commanders had planned it so. Unknown . . . — Map (db m4418) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — Battle of Brandy Station — The Largest Cavalry Battle of the Civil War
Confederate horsemen numbering 9500 under the command of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart were concentrated around Brandy Station in preparation of the upcoming raid into Pennsylvania - which would culminate at Gettysburg. The Federal army, being aware of the . . . — Map (db m4364) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The 1863-64 Winter Encampment — The Federal Army of the Potomac Rebuilds
On the night of December 1, 1863, following its unsuccessful advance against Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Mine Run Campaign, a cold and tired Army of the Potomac withdrew across the Rapidan River and returned to . . . — Map (db m4370) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The 1863-64 Winter Encampment — The Calm Before the Storm
The 1863-1864 winter encampment proved a busy time for the Army of the Potomac. "There was something fascinating about our winter city of 100,000 men," a staff officer recalled. "Many pleasant recollections cluster around the old camp at Brandy . . . — Map (db m4372) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — Charging the Confederate Guns
By 7 a.m. on June 9, Brig. Gen. John Buford had his Union troops in position. Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames Federal brigade of infantry straddled the Beverly Ford Road. To Ames' left (where the airport is now) was the 1st Cavalry Division, commanded by . . . — Map (db m4373) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — Confederate Line of Defense at St. James Church
Several hundred yards behind you, in the copse of trees, is the site of the St. James Church. Union soldiers tore down the small brick structure for materials to make their quarters during the winter of 1863-1864, when the Army of the Potomac . . . — Map (db m4374) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — F-11 — Battle of Brandy Station
Here on 9 June 1863, the largest cavalry battle in North America occurred when 9,500 troopers fought 8,000 cavalrymen under Union Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton. This daylong battle, the opening engagement of the Gettysburg campaign, erupted when the . . . — Map (db m2574) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — Battle of Brandy Station
Greatest cavalry battle of the Civil War • Fought June 9, 1863 • Gen. J.E.B. Stuart defeated Gen. A. Pleasonton Confederates engaged 10,200. Federals 10,900 Casualties, Confederates, 485, Federals 866 This is Fleetwood Hill The crucial position . . . — Map (db m4425) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — The Race for Fleetwood Hill
Here the old Carolina Road crosses the southern part of Fleetwood Hill, some of the highest ground in the area. On the slope ahead of you Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown (J.E.B.) Stuart, commander of Robert E. Lee's cavalry, pitched his headquarters . . . — Map (db m4424) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Battle of Brandy Station — The Struggle for Fleetwood Hill
After Col. Wyndham's assaults, Col. Judson Kilpatrick's Federal brigade crossed the Orange and Alexandria Railroad and stormed Fleetwood Hill from the southeast. The fight for Fleetwood Hill - a classic cavalry battle fought on horseback - became a . . . — Map (db m4421) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — F 13 — Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign
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. — Map (db m4428) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The 1863-64 Winter Encampment — The Army of the Potomac at Brandy Station
War has many faces and the residents of Culpeper County saw them all. Brandy Station played an important role in the Battle of Brandy Station on June 9, 1863, though the Union and Confederate armies never clashed in the streets of the little town. A . . . — Map (db m4427) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — Hansborough Ridge
The Battle of Brandy Station actually occurred in several locations, miles apart. A mile in front of you is Hansborough Ridge. Late in the morning of June 9, 1863, a division of the Union Cavalry under Col. Alfred Duffie approached the ridge from . . . — Map (db m4866) HM
Virginia (Culpeper County), Brandy Station — The Hold at Mountain Run — Death of Farley and Wounding of Butler
June 9, 1863 - 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm This map prepared from the first hand account of Col. Butler, other historians, and the personal account of the family, who in the early 1950s cleared, leveled and ditched this bottom for cultivation, . . . — Map (db m4869) HM

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