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Brandy Station - Then and Now


Brandy Station
June 9, 1863
Then and Now (2013)

On June 9, 1863, Federal cavalry splashed across the Rappahannock River on a mission to "disperse or destroy" JEB Stuart's Confederate horsemen camped near Brandy Station. In the ensuing fight--the largest cavalry battle in North America--the Yankees surprised Stuart's troopers, but were ultimately repulsed. Blue and gray horsemen would continue to spar with one another that summer as the two armies made their way to Gettysburg.

Prior to 1987, not a single acre of this important Civil War battlefield had been preserved. Since then, the Civil War Trust and its allies have saved 1,860 acres of the Brandy Station battlefield, including Fleetwood Hill, the site of the Stuart's headquarters and the very epicenter of the greatest cavalry battle of the Civil War.

For more video, history articles, photos, and more on this battle, visit our Battle of Brandy Station page »

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