Brandy Station, Virginia

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This article is about the community in Virginia. For the U.S. government communications facility, see Warrenton Training Center.
Brandy Station
Unincorporated community
Brandy Station is located in Virginia
Brandy Station
Brandy Station
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°30′6″N 77°53′37″W / 38.50167°N 77.89361°W / 38.50167; -77.89361Coordinates: 38°30′6″N 77°53′37″W / 38.50167°N 77.89361°W / 38.50167; -77.89361
Country United States
State Virginia
County Culpeper
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Brandy Station is an unincorporated community in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. Its original name was Brandy. The name Brandy Station comes from the Orange and Alexandria Railroad station that was constructed in the 19th century.

Brandy Station was the site of the 1863 Battle of Brandy Station, the largest predominantly cavalry engagement of the American Civil War as well as the largest to take place ever on American soil.[1]

Auburn, Farley, and the Graffiti House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Culpeper Regional Airport is located on Beverly Ford Road in Brandy Station.

Generals George G. Meade, John Sedgwick and Robert O. Tyler along with staff officers at the horse artillery headquarters in Brandy Station, Virginia, February 1864.
General Rufus Ingalls and other officers in Brandy Station, Virginia, April 1864.

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  1. ^ Brandy Station Foundation. Of the 20,500 men engaged, approximately 3,000 were Union infantrymen. The Battle of Trevilian Station in 1864 was the largest all-cavalry battle of the war. According to the American Civil War Battlefield Preservation Trust Brandy Station was the largest battle of its kind on American soil.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.