Brandy Station, VA
[Battle of Brandy Station - Harper's Weekly -
Courtesy of Son of the South]
June 9, 1863
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Brandy Station, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
- June 9, 1863 B
- June 13-15, 1863 B
- June 17, 1863 C1
Maj. Gen. Pleasonton
Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart
11,000 (3,000 of which were infantry)
At dawn June 9, the Union cavalry corps under
Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton launched a
surprise attack on Stuartís cavalry
at Brandy Station.
After an all-day fight in which fortunes changed
repeatedly, the Federals retired without discovering
Leeís infantry camped near Culpeper.
This battle marked the apogee of the Confederate
cavalry in the East. From this point in the war, the Federal cavalry gained
strength and confidence.
Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle of
the war and the opening engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign.
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