Battle of Brandy Station

Battle of Brandy Station (HM2F9Y)

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N 38° 30.536', W 77° 52.755'

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Heights & Sights to the North & East

The commanding view from Fleetwood Hill rendered this "Famous Plateau" an ideal observation post during the war. Today the view looks much as it did in the 1860s.

1.STONY MOUNTAIN
The headwaters of the Rapidan River flow from the base of the Blue Ridge mountain.

2.OLD RAG
A prominent summit in the Blue Ridge.

3.HAZEL MOUNTAIN
The Hazel River flows from this Blue Ridge Mountain and enters the Rappahannock River just above Beverly Ford.

4.BEAUREGARD (Barbour House)
Gen. Robert E. Lee watched the closing phases of the Battle of Brandy Station from the cupola atop the house, which was named in honor of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard.

5.NORTH FLEETWOOD HILL
Union Gen. John Buford's final attacks at Brandy Station gained the northern crest of the hill.

6.MEADE'S HEADQUARTERS
Union Gen. George G. Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, made his winter headquarters here in 1863-1864.

7.ST. JAMES CHURCH
The church sat on the plateau where the Confederates anchored their defense against Union Gen. John Buford's first attack toward Brandy Station. The Federals demolished it for hut-building materials in December 1863.

8.BEVERLY FORD
In the opening phase of the Battle of Brandy Station, Union Gen.



John Buford's "right wing" crossed the Rappahannock River here early in the morning of June 9, 1863.
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HM NumberHM2F9Y
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Placed ByCivil War Trails and Civil War Trust
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Date Added Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 248942 N 4266214
Decimal Degrees38.50893333, -77.87925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.536', W 77° 52.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 32.16" N, 77° 52' 45.3" W
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