The Largest Cavalry Battle of the Civil WarConfederate horsemen numbering 9500 under the command of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart were concentrated around Brandy Station in preparation of the upcoming raid into Pennsylvania - which would culminate at Gettysburg. The Federal army, being aware of the sizable number of Confederate cavalry in this vicinity, sent Gen. Alfred Pleasonton with a force of about 8,000 cavalry and 3,000 infantry with instructions to converge on Brandy Station in two wings and attack.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 250172 N 4267577|
|Decimal Degrees||38.52155000, -77.86565000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 31.293', W 77° 51.939'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 31' 17.58" N, 77° 51' 56.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13106-13198 State Rte 676, Brandy Station VA 22714, US|
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