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

Battle of Brandy Station

 
 
Battle of Brandy Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
1. Battle of Brandy Station Marker
Inscription.
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
Finally occupied by the Confederates

 
Erected 1926 by United Daughers of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association marker series.
 
Location. 38° 30.569′ N, 77° 52.778′ W. Marker is near Brandy Station, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Fleetwood Heights Road (County Route 685), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the crest of Fleetwood Hill along the trace of the Old Carolina Road. 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 walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (a few steps from this marker); a different
The UDC Marker for Brandy Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
2. The UDC Marker for Brandy Station
marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (a few steps from 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.
 
More about this marker. Use caution when visiting this marker. There is not ample room for safe pull off of motor vehicles. Remember that the area around Fleetwood Hill is private property.
 
Regarding Battle of Brandy Station. 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.
Looking North across Fleetwood Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Looking North across Fleetwood Hill
Stuart's final line was anchored across the hill here. In the background is the Beauregard or Barbour House used by Gen. Robert E. Lee to observe the battle.
National Park Service summary of the battle includes a driving tour. (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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,617 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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