SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

BRANDY STATION

 

June 7-8, 10AM-4PM: The Civil War History Mobile was at the Graffiti House on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 from 10-4 each day. This expandable 53-foot tractor trailer contains a high-tech immersive experience detailing Virginia’s incomparable place in Civil War history. It shares a unique interactive experience, as visitors are invited to look into the lives of real people- young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians. Read letters and hear conversations from those looking to flee to freedom, watch a film that examines Virginia's decision to secede, then explore the impact of the War that ended slavery. The Civil War History Mobile was designed through a partnership between the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefields Park. The History Mobile is also supported by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday, June 8, 2013 Mega Walking Tour of Fleetwood Hill on the Brandy Station Battlefield 9AM-Noon Met at the interpretative markers on Fleetwood Heights Road across from the fire department fairgrounds in Brandy Station.

 


Saturday, June 8, 10AM-4PM Graffiti House (19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station)   Graffiti House was open with outside exhibitions including a hospital tent; Bob  Rees  displaying 150th Civil War commemorative stamps; Ron Cleveland with a gun that was at the Battle of Brandy Station;  re-enactor from Company I of the 59th Virginia Infantry Regiment with a blanket display (all the gear he would carry on a blanket);  a Confederate private; and Kennedy's Historic Weapons Display. Evergreen Shade, and the Mosby Players provided entertainment and Monte Akers discussed and signed copies of his book: Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862 - June 1863.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sunday, June 9 9:30 AM Commemorative service in conjunction with Christ Episcopal Church of Brandy Station at the St. James church site on the Brandy Station Battlefield. Service led by Rev. Peter Way. Music by the Cabin Raiders.





Sunday, June 9 3:00 - 4:00 PM Battle of Brandy Station June 9th Sesquicentennial Commemorative Ceremony on Fleetwood Hill. Speaker was Dr. Daniel Beattie, author of Brandy Station 1863: First step towards Gettysburg.  Original gun used at the Battle of Brandy Station to be fired. Music by the Cabin Raiders.






King Family Reunion participants sign the wall in the Hall of Honor at the Graffiti House.

John b. King, 10th NY Cavalry, was wounded at the Battle of Brandy Station.  His arm was amputated and he would later die at Libby Prison.