The Battle of Brandy Station North America"s largest cavalry battle by Eric J. Wittenberg

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Published by The History Press in Charleston, SC .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Brandy Station, Battle of, Brandy Station, Va., 1863,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations,
  • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementEric J. Wittenberg.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE475.51 .W57 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23872827M
ISBN 109781596297821
LC Control Number2009047450
OCLC/WorldCa466773016

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Despite inadequate (in. Civil War Trust: Eric, in you published “The Union Cavalry Comes of Age: Hartwood Church to Brandy Station, ” which included a great account of the Battle of Brandy Station. What made you want to revisit Brandy Station in your new book. Eric Wittenberg: The way that I really learn about something is to research and write about it.

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The History Press continues its Civil War Sesquicentennial Series with another concise history of a major battle in the war — this time the June 9,fight at Brandy Station between the cavalry forces of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac.

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The ensuing struggle, which lasted throughout the day, was to be known as the Battle of Brandy Station--the largest cavalry battle ever fought on North American soil.

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Chapter 13 The Great Battle Ends Chapter 14 An Analysis of the Battle of Brandy Station Epilogue. A Tale of Two Soldiers Appendix A Order of Battle Appendix B A Walking and Driving Tour of the Battle of Brandy Station Notes Bibliography About the 4/4(3). This entry was posted in Book Review, Books & Authors and tagged Book Review, George G.

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“There had been for some time “attached” to one of the companies a little waif of an urchin scarce twelve years old, who, by his constant attendance about the company kitchen in camp, as well as his equal fondness for the “front” upon a march.

At the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest mounted conflict in the western hemisphere, the Federal cavalry with its vast organization was fully the equal of that of the South for the first time. Although the Army of the Potomac had in This book shines as an excellent accounting of the Brandy Station battle.

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Brandy Station First Step Towards Gettysburg. by Dan Beattie, Osprey Publishing. In Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker reformed the Army of the Potomac, including its long-maligned cavalry, which he molded into a corps under Brig. Gen. George Stoneman— and then proceeded to misuse during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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The road to Gettysburg began at Brandy Station on 9 June Early on that morning, General Pleasanton launched his men across the Rappahannock at Beverley's Ford to the north of Brandy Station and Kelly's Ford to the south.

General JEB Stuart was caught unaware by these maneuvers and his lines and headquarters were nearly overrun until reinforcements helped to stabilize the situation. Just before dawn on June 9,Union soldiers materialized from a thick fog near the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River to ambush sleeping Confederates.

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Brandy Station was significant for two reasons. In the long term it demonstrated that the Union cavalry was catching up with their Confederate opponents in ability and daring.

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Fourteen hours. Twelve thousand Union cavalrymen against 9, of their Confederate counterparts-with 3, Union infantry thrown in for good measure.

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