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160th anniversary of the Battle of Brandy Station



On the long weekend of June 9-11, 2023, the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Brandy Station will be remembered by the Brandy Station Foundation and other organizations. Culpeper Tourism site: https://visitculpeperva.com/event/2023/6/9/160th-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-brandy-station.aspx Friday, June 9:

  • FREE Real Time Tour of the Battle of Brandy Station: Tours start at 5:30 AM, the approximate start of the Battle in 1863 (considering daylight savings time). Just show up at the locations and times listed below.

    • 5:30 AM - 11380 Beverly Ford Rd, Brandy Station, VA - Intro of battle/Opening clash. Note: This is a dead-end, park on the right-hand side of the road.

    • 6:30 AM - 12465 Beverly Ford Rd - The field of battle develops. Note: Park in circle lot.

    • 7:30 AM - Intersection of Beverly Ford Rd and St. James Church Rd - The line is drawn. Note: Park in circle lot.

    • 9:30 AM - 12465 Beverly Ford Rd (same as 6:30 AM location) - Buford's Knoll actions.

    • 12 Noon - 20362 Fleetwood Heights Rd, Brandy Station - The clash of the cavalry.

    • 1:30 PM Lenn Park, 18063 Stevensburg, Rd., Culpeper - Duffie attacks.

    • The Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station: Civil War field hospital with Federal and Confederate graffiti will be open to visitors from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM.


Saturday, June 10:

  • Living History at the intersection of Beverly Ford Rd and St. James Church Rd: A living history camp will be set up on the battlefield and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reenactments, including cavalry, artillery and infantry, and speaker events are scheduled throughout the day. The cost to attend is a parking charge of $20 per car. Plan to carpool!

    • 10:00 AM – Artillery Living History – on the Battlefield at St. James Church

    • 11:00 AM – “A Soldier’s Story” – speakers’ tent

    • 12:00 PM - Cavalry re-enactments at St. James Church

    • 1:30 PM – Gus Dorsey, Officer of JEB Stuart – speakers’ tent

    • 2:30 PM – General Alfred Pleasanton and General JEB Stuart – speakers’ tent

    • 3:00 PM – Infantry Demonstration – on the Battlefield at St. James Church


  • 5:30 PM Free History Talk: Dr. Gary Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor of History Emeritus, University of Virginia, on "What Caused the Civil War" at the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 19601 Church Road, Brandy Station. Doors open at 5 PM. Book signing of his titles that you might bring or buy at the event.

  • The Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station: Civil War field hospital with Federal and Confederate graffiti will be open to visitors from Noon-4:00 PM.

  • Noon-4:00 PM Reenactors from the 124th New York Infantry, “the Orange Blossoms” at the Graffiti House in Brandy Station.

Sunday, June 11:

  • Living History at the intersection of Beverly Ford Rd and St. James Church Rd: A living history camp will be set up on the battlefield and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reenactments are scheduled throughout the day. The cost to attend is a parking charge of $20 per car. Plan to carpool!

    • 10:00 AM – Church service at the original site of St. James Church – Open to the public

    • 11:00 AM – Artillery Living History – on the Battlefield at St. James Church

    • 12:00 PM – “A Soldier’s Story” – speakers’ tent

    • 1:00 PM – Cavalry re-enactment at St. James Church

    • 4:00 PM – Film Talk and Movie Screening: Marking the 30th anniversary of the movie Gettysburg, catch a special viewing of the movie. Writer and Director Ron Maxwell will be discussing the movie and its filming. Location: Woodberry Forest School. Details coming soon.


  • The Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station: Civil War field hospital with Federal and Confederate graffiti will be open to visitors from Noon-3:00 PM.

  • Noon-3:00 PM Reenactors from the 124th New York Infantry, “the Orange Blossoms” at the Graffiti House in Brandy Station.



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