The Civil War in Culpeper CountyOn June 9, 1863, the Civil War visited the river fords, farmer's fields and rolling hills near Brandy Station. During the intense daylong fighting that swirled all around the little town, Confederate and Union horsemen clashed in the largest cavalry battle of the war. By nightfall, the Union cavalrymen had finally proved that they could match the legendary skills of the Southern horsemen. The Battle of Brandy Station failed to stop Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North that summer, though it did delay the onset of his march towards the climactic Battle of Gettysburg in early July.
|Series||This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series|
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 250902 N 4268825|
|Decimal Degrees||38.53298333, -77.85773333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 31.979', W 77° 51.464'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 31' 58.74" N, 77° 51' 27.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15 State Rte 677, Elkwood VA 22718, US|
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