Laurel Hill was the birthplace and boyhood home of Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A. He was one of the most celebrated cavalrymen of the Confederacy. His units served as the eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Brandy Station, Virginia | On June 9, 1863, the Gettysburg campaign began when Union cavalry surprised J.E.B. Stuart's troopers in what was to be the largest cavalry battle ever fought in North America.
Rapidan, Virginia | On August 9, 1862, numerically superior Confederates under "Stonewall" Jackson nearly suffered defeat at the hands of a small Union force commanded by Nathaniel Banks until a counterattack by A.P. Hill led the Southerners to victory.