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Brandy Station in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Brandy Station

Heights & Sights to the North & East

 
 
Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sightsto the North & East Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 26, 2019
1. Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sightsto the North & East Marker
Inscription.  
The commanding view from Fleetwood Hill rendered this “Famous Plateau” an ideal observation post during the war. Today the view looks much as it did in the 1860s.

1. STONY MOUNTAIN
The headwaters of the Rapidan River flow from the base of the Blue Ridge mountain.

2. OLD RAG
A prominent summit in the Blue Ridge.

3. HAZEL MOUNTAIN
The Hazel River flows from this Blue Ridge Mountain and enters the Rappahannock River just above Beverly Ford.

4. BEAUREGARD (Barbour House)
Gen. Robert E. Lee watched the closing phases of the Battle of Brandy Station from the cupola atop the house, which was named in honor of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard.

5. NORTH FLEETWOOD HILL
Union Gen. John Buford’s final attacks at Brandy Station gained the northern crest of the hill.

6. MEADE’S HEADQUARTERS
Union Gen. George G. Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, made his winter headquarters here in 1863-1864.

7. ST. JAMES CHURCH
The church sat on the plateau where the Confederates anchored their defense against Union Gen. John Buford’s
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first attack toward Brandy Station. The Federals demolished it for hut-building materials in December 1863.

8. BEVERLY FORD
In the opening phase of the Battle of Brandy Station, Union Gen. John Buford’s “right wing” crossed the Rappahannock River here early in the morning of June 9, 1863.
 
Erected by Civil War Trails and Civil War Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 30.536′ N, 77° 52.755′ W. Marker is in Brandy Station, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fleetwood Heights Road (Virginia Route 685) and Stuart Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brandy Station VA 22714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station
Marker detail: Officer’s winter hut, Fleetwood Hill, with Beauregard house in distance, far right image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, January 26, 2019
2. Marker detail: Officer’s winter hut, Fleetwood Hill, with Beauregard house in distance, far right
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandy Station.
 
Meade’s headquarters image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, January 26, 2019
3. Meade’s headquarters
Far right, Gen. Alfred T.A. Torbert; 2nd from right, Gen. John Sedgwick; 4th from right, Gen. George G. Meade.
Battle of Brandy Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 26, 2019
4. Battle of Brandy Station Marker
Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sights Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 26, 2019
5. Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sights Markers
Brandy Station Battlefield: Fleetwood Hill Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 26, 2019
6. Brandy Station Battlefield: Fleetwood Hill Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 29, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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