The Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War and the largest cavalry battle ever fought on the North American continent. It was also the first battle of the war’s most famous campaign – Gettysburg.
As Stonewall Jackson’s troops occupied and looted the railroad junction at Manassas Aug 27, 1862, Federal forces approached his rear guard at Kettle Run. The Confederates there managed to delay the Union force before withdrawing to the junction and then to the old Manassas battlefield. Visible 24-hours a day.
Antietam was the Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
The c.1801 Caleb Rector House was the site of the formation of the 43rd Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Rangers, in 1863. It also was a Civil War hospital and the site of two separate encampments of JEB Stuart in June 1863 during the Battle of Upperville. It currently houses the Mosby Heritage Area, which has been […]
Goose Creek Bridge was a site of the June 21, 1863 Battle of Upperville, a prelude to the Battle of Gettysburg, and part of the Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville. The park today stands as a wonderful mix of history and nature. Walk across the 200-year-old stone bridge that stood as a key […]