Battle of Brandy Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 30.468 W 077° 52.393
18S E 249464 N 4266071
Quick Description: Located along the side of route 15 south.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2006 8:40:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMWVD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 43

Long Description:

Battle of Brandy Station
Here on 9 June 1863, the largest cavalry
battle in North America occurred when 9,500
of Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B Stuart's
troopers fought 8,000 cavalrymen under Union
Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton. This daylong battle,
the opening engagement of the Gettysburg
campaign, erupted when the Federal attack
surprised Stuart and his men. The Confederates
prevented the Union cavalry from learning
the intentions of Gen. Robert E. Lee, who had
begun marching his infantry to the Shenandoah
Valley to invade the North. For the first time
in the Civil War, however, the Federal cavalry
proved itself a match for its opponents.



Marker Number: F 11

Marker Title: Battle of Brandy Station

Marker Location: Southbound route 15

County or Independent City: Culpepper

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 1998

Web Site: Not listed

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