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Brandy Station,

small trading center, Culpeper co., Va. It was the scene of the greatest cavalry engagement of the Civil War (also called the battle of Fleetwood Hill), fought June 9, 1863. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton's Union cavalry surprised Confederate Gen. Jeb Stuart's cavalry and fought a hard battle before the approach of Confederate infantry forced a withdrawal across the Rappahannock. This engagement was followed by the Gettysburg campaignGettysburg campaign,
June–July, 1863, series of decisive battles of the U.S. Civil War. The Road to Gettysburg

After his victory in the battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate general Robert E. Lee undertook a second invasion of the North.
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At Brandy Station, where they had a real fight on their hands, Captain French (my ancestor) lost a silver-mounted, foreign-made, engraved revolver with "jewels" set into the grips, a gift from Texas Rangers when he left that service to join the Confederate Army in 1861.
FBO 12517 Beverly Ford Road, Brandy Station, VA 22714.
The horses and riders strode into the McGills arena two-by-two, calm and confident, following the cavalry drill book, answering to the same commands issued in 1863 at Brandy Station and at Little Big Horn in 1876.
He witnessed 14 engagements and also fought alongside another German, Heros von Borcke, at Brandy Station.
A large painting depicts BG Marsena Randolph Patrick, Provost Marshal of the Army of the Potomac, standing at his Brandy Station headquarters, with General Meade's headquarters in the distance.
On the 135th anniversary of the Overland Campaign, more than 10,000 Civil War reenactors will converge near Brandy Station, 60 miles southwest of Washington, DC, to recreate a number of the legendary 1864 clashes between the troops of Robert E.
The increasingly popular Civil War reenactments have expanded in recent years beyond a core group of male Civil War military buffs to include many women who will be present in the "civilian camp" at Brandy Station in period costume offering demonstrations of many period domestic activities.
Still, this did not keep them from entering into the occasional set-to, and more than once cavalry attacked infantry, artillery and even other horse soldiers in pitched battles such as Brandy Station, the largest cavalry engagement ever to take place in the Americas.
June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 6, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) and Brandy Station Foundation will announce the grand opening of Brandy Station Battlefield Park.
Among the historic sites in the county are Kelly's Ford and Brandy Station, site of the largest cavalry battle in the Civil War.
The $1,800 start-up grants were awarded to Brandy Station Apartments, in St.