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

Battle of Brandy Station

Heights & Sights to the South & West

 
 
Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sites South & West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 26, 2019
1. Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sites South & West 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. COLE’S HILL
During the winter of 1864, Federal Second Corps troops camped on and around this hill, which was also a prominent signal station.

2. HANSBOROUGH’S RIDGE
Gen. Alexander Hays’s division, Union Second Corps, made its winter camp on the ridge. The Civil War Trust helped to preserve the site.

3. ORANGE & ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD
Built in the mid 1850s, it was a vital supply line for both Federal and Confederate forces throughout the war.

4. CLARK MOUNTAIN
Higher than 1,000 feet, this is the tallest mountain in Virginia east of the Blue Ridge. This bold summit repeatedly as a Confederate signal station and observation post.

5. PONY MOUNTAIN
An important signal station for both sides, particularly for the Union during the winter of 1863-1864.

6. CEDAR MOUNTAIN
The site of an important Confederate victory, August 9, 1862.

7. WYNDHAM’S APPROACH
Union Lt. Col. Sir Percy Wyndham’s

Marker detail:18th Pennsylvania Cavalry camp near Brandy Station. image. Click for full size.
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2. Marker detail:18th Pennsylvania Cavalry camp near Brandy Station.
brigade crossed these fields to attack Fleetwood Hill during the Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863.

8. BRANDY STATION
First called crossroads, this hamlet later was named Brandy after a local tavern, and then Brandy Station, June 9, 1863.

9. OLD CAROLINA ROAD
A former Iroquois hunting path, this improved colonial road connected Pennsylvania with North Carolina.
10. THOROUGHFARE MOUNTAIN
Confederates moved around it during the Second Manassas (1862) and Bristoe (1863) Campaigns.

11. CULPEPER COURTHOUSE
The Culpeper County seat of government.
12. FLAT RUN
Wyndham’s cavalry charged up Fleetwood Hill from this creek.

 
Erected by Civil War Trails and Civil War Trust.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 30.534′ N, 77° 52.756′ W. Marker is in Brandy Station, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Fleetwood Heights Rd (Virginia Route 685 0.1 miles east of Stuart Lane. 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
Marker Detail: Brandy Station image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Library of Congress, January 26, 2019
3. Marker Detail: Brandy Station
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); 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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker Detail:Culpeper Courthouse 1862 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Library of Congress, January 26, 2019
4. Marker Detail:Culpeper Courthouse 1862
Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sites South & West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 26, 2019
5. Battle of Brandy Station Heights & Sites South & West Marker
Brandy Station Battlefield: Fleetwood Hill Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 26, 2019
6. Brandy Station Battlefield: Fleetwood Hill Sign
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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