The Battle of Brandy Station
The Battle of Brandy Station was fought on June 9, 1863. It was was the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War, and the first fight of the Gettysburg Campaign.
The battle was spread over a wide area north and east of Brandy Station, Virginia, a stop on the Orange & Alexandria railroad just west of the Rappahannock River.
Today a number of wayside markers tell the story of the battle as well as the occupation of the area by the Army of the Potomac during the winter of 1863-64.
While much of the battlefield is in private hands, including the critical heights of Fleetwood Hill, two large tracts of land have been preserved by the Civil War Trust and feature walking trails with interpretive wayside markers.
Buford's Knoll Walking Trail
Saint James Church Walking Trail
Army of the Potomac at Brandy Station
Battle of Brandy Station F11
Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign
Where Pelham Fell