Brandy Station in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Kelly's Ford
The Chancellorsville Campaign
The dramatic reorganization of the cavalry was one of Hooker's initial priorities and signal accomplishments. Before Hooker assumed command, small squadrons of horsemen were scattered among the infantry, carelessly armed and consistently outmatched by their Confederate counterparts.
Hooker reassembled his mounted forces into the single cavalry corps under one commander, Gen. George Stoneman, and equipped the majority of the troopers with carbines - short rifles that were easy to load and fire on horseback. With the Army of the Potomac recovering its fighting spirit, Hooker planned a new campaign against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia.
The Rappahannock River, situated to your left, separated the two forces.
"My plans are perfect... May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none." - Gen. Joe Hooker, USA
"We must make this campaign an exceedingly active one... A defensive campaign can only be made successful by taking the aggressive at the proper time." - Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA
Erected 2013 by Virginia Civil War Trails and Civil War Trust.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1898.
Location. 38° 30.625′ N, 77° 49.278′ W. Marker is in Brandy Station, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Newbys Shop Road (Virginia Route 673), on the right when traveling north. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Kelly's Ford (here, next to this marker); Fauquier County / Culpeper County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Francis Hume (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rappahannock Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Where Pelham Fell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Major John Pelham, C.S.A. (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandy Station.
More about this marker. Although the marker is in Culpeper County, the the marker is within the Remington, Virginia zip code area.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2013. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on March 24, 2013, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.