Brandy Station, Virginia

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Brandy Station, Virginia
Portion of the battlefield in April 2017
Portion of the battlefield in April 2017
Brandy Station is located in Virginia
Brandy Station
Brandy Station
Location within the state of Virginia
Brandy Station is located in the United States
Brandy Station
Brandy Station
Brandy Station (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Brandy Station is an unincorporated community in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States.[1] Its original name was Brandy. The name Brandy Station comes from a local tavern sign that advertised brandy.[2]

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.[3]

Auburn, Farley, and the Graffiti House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

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

Generals George 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. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brandy Station, Virginia
  2. ^ Dyson, Cathy (July 20, 2003). "History and legend unlock origins of unusual names". The Free Lance-Star. pp. A7. Retrieved 3 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Brandy Station Foundation Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. 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 Archived 2007-08-20 at the Wayback Machine Brandy Station was the largest battle of its kind on American soil.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.