Brandy Station, Virginia


Brandy Station, Virginia

Brandy Station is a historic 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. [ [http://brandystationfoundation.com/pages/battle.htm 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 [http://www.civilwar.org/landpreservation/l_accomplishments.htm American Civil War Battlefield Preservation Trust] Brandy Station was the largest battle of its kind on American soil.]

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

ee also

*Brandy Station Foundation

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