Brandy Station

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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Out Flew the Sabers: The Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863
Meade and Lee After Gettysburg details how Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis and their senior commanders coped with the strategic dilemmas they faced once the battle lines had been reestablished along the Rappahannock River, and how each side sought an opening to resume the offensive, the efforts triggering a series of bloody clashes at Brandy Station, Culpeper Courthouse, and Jack's Shop.
Robert Stuart fought in various battles for the Union army throughout the Civil War and was commended for gallantry at Brandy Station, Virginia, in 1863.
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.
Communities that will see enhanced wireless coverage include Burr Hill, Madison, Locust Dale, Mineral, Wolftown, Haywood, Richardsville, Elkwood, Unionville and Brandy Station.
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.
Longacre also downplays the importance of the celebrated Battle of Brandy Station.
He witnessed 14 engagements and also fought alongside another German, Heros von Borcke, at Brandy Station.
The near disaster at Brandy Station and his bungling at Gettysburg suggest an increasingly timid officer concerned more with appearance than actual performance.
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.
Principal battles: Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas) (1846); South Mountain (Maryland), Antietam, Fredericksburg (1862); Chancellorsville (near Fredericksburg), Brandy Station (near Culpeper), Gettysburg (1863); Westport (now part of Kansas City, Missouri) (1864).