Brandy Station battlefield

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Battle of Brandy Station

19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station VA 22714 (Graffiti House visitor center)

A surprise attack by Union cavalry here June 9, 1863, almost unhinged J.E.B. Stuart's forces in what many believe to be the largest cavalry battle of the war. Stuart's camps were out front of Confederate infantry on the eve of Robert E. Lee's move north — the march that would end in Gettysburg. Driving/walking tours of the battlefield are available. A visitor center in the Graffiti House, known for wall writings by soldiers, helps visitors to get oriented to the battlefield.

Graffiti House open 11 am–4 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Donations welcome.


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