Battle of Brandy Station, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart, Culpeper County, Virginia, Gettysburg Campaign

The Battle of Brandy Station – The Largest Ever Calvary Battle In The United States

On June 9, 1863, at the Battle of Brandy Station, about 18,000 Confederate and Union soldiers embarked in the largest Calvary battle that ever occurred in the continental United States. The Confederate Calvary was led by Major General J.E.B. Stuart and he Union Calvary was led by Major General Alfred Pleasonton. The Battle of Brandy Station marked the beginning of the Confederacy’s Gettysburg Campaign.

Presently, the Battlefield of Brandy Station is a set of public and private lands. Various historical markers have been added to the Brandy Station Battlefield.

Author’s Note:

In 2018, a confederate monument to General William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, called “Lee’s Forgotten Warrior” was erected at the Battle of Brandy Station.

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