Battle of Brandy Station

Battle of Brandy Station (HM2FBN)

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N 38° 30.534', W 77° 52.756'

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Heights & Sights to the South & West

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. COLE'S HILL
During the winter of 1864, Federal Second Corps troops camped on and around this hill, which was also a prominent signal station.

2. HANSBOROUGH'S RIDGE
Gen. Alexander Hays's division, Union Second Corps, made its winter camp on the ridge. The Civil War Trust helped to preserve the site.
3. ORANGE & ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD
Built in the mid 1850s, it was a vital supply line for both Federal and Confederate forces throughout the war.
4. CLARK MOUNTAIN
Higher than 1,000 feet, this is the tallest mountain in Virginia east of the Blue Ridge. This bold summit repeatedly as a Confederate signal station and observation post.
5. PONY MOUNTAIN
An important signal station for both sides, particularly for the Union during the winter of 1863-1864.
6. CEDAR MOUNTAIN
The site of an important Confederate victory, August 9, 1862.
7. WYNDHAM'S APPROACH
Union Lt. Col. Sir Percy Wyndham's brigade crossed these fields to attack Fleetwood Hill during the Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863.
8. BRANDY STATION
First called crossroads, this hamlet later was named



Brandy after a local tavern, and then Brandy Station, June 9, 1863.
9. OLD CAROLINA ROAD
A former Iroquois hunting path, this improved colonial road connected Pennsylvania with North Carolina.
10. THOROUGHFARE MOUNTAIN
Confederates moved around it during the Second Manassas (1862) and Bristoe (1863) Campaigns.
11. CULPEPER COURTHOUSE
The Culpeper County seat of government.
12. FLAT RUN
Wyndham's cavalry charged up Fleetwood Hill from this creek.
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HM NumberHM2FBN
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByCivil War Trails and Civil War Trust
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Date Added Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 248940 N 4266210
Decimal Degrees38.50890000, -77.87926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.534', W 77° 52.756'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 32.04" N, 77° 52' 45.36" W
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