Brandy Station, Virginia, June 9, 1863: The Largest Cavalry Battle of the Civil War

Brandy Station, Virginia, June 9, 1863: The Largest Cavalry Battle of the Civil War

by Joseph W. McKinney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786477234
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Retired U.S. Army officer Joseph W. McKinney lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



List of Maps viii

Introduction 1



1. A Real Virginia Winter 5

Stand-Off on the Rappahannock, December 1862–June 1863

2. Every Private Was a General 20

Confederate Cavalry and Cavalrymen

3. By Easy Marches 39

The Assembly of Stuart’s Regiments in Culpeper County

4. Pretty Well Used Up 55

Cavalry Corps Reorginization, May 1863

5. Stirring Events 79

Grand Reviews in Culpeper County, May–June 1863

6. What Dispositions Should be Made? 94

Union Preparations for Combat, May 23–June 8, 1863

7. Success Was Dearly Bought 107

Beverly Ford to Saint James Church

8. A Small Affair 133

The Advance of the Left Wing and the Fight at Stevensburg

9. Fight Like Gentlemen! 153

Fleetwood Hill

10. Hurrah for Hell, Wade In! 180

Yew Hills and the Union Withdrawal

11. Few Will Exult 198

After the Battle

12. Old Soldiers Never Die 219

Life After June 9, 1863



Appendix A: Order of Battle and Casualties 253

Appendix B: West Pointers at Brandy Station 262

Notes 265

Select Bibliography 303

Index 317



List of Maps

1—Pleasonton’s Plan 105

2—Stuart’s Reaction 113

3—Beverly Ford 118

4—St. James Church 130

5—Butler’s Move to Stevensburg 142

6—Duffié’s Attack at Stevensburg 146

7—Wyndham’s Attack at Fleetwood 160

8—Kilpatrick’s Attack 174

9—The Stone Fence 184

10—Yew Ridge 190

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