Saturday 17 June 2023
Caravan Tour Marching Orders

Prelude to Gettysburg II: Brandy Station Battlefield

Microsoft Word - Fredericksburg Tour Marching Orders

Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2023 8:30 AM
Guide: Richard Deardoff, Brandy Station Foundation/Graffiti House docent

Assembly Location/Time: 8 :30 AM Meet at Centreville Regional Library (14200 St. Germain Drive) to form carpools.

Departure Time: 9:00 AM Carpools depart; 10:30 arrive at Graffiti House

Tour Duration: Tour ends 2:30-3:00 PM, return to Centreville about 4 PM.

Cost: Free!

Uniform of the Day: Dress for local weather conditions. There will be some walking; wear comfortable walking shoes. Trails are on open, level ground.

Lunch: BYOB Bring Your Brown Bag lunch. Picnic area at Graffiti House.

Subject Matter: Site of the largest cavalry battle of the American Civil War (and the largest cavalry action ever fought in the Americas). The Union Army's Cavalry Corps surprises J.E.B. Stuart's Army of Northern Virginia cavalry division (June 9th, 1863), near Culpeper VA. Also the site of the Army of the Potomacs Fall 1863-Winter 1864 encampment, and 3 other major cavalry engagements during 1862-1864.

Tour Stops include:

  • Bufords Knoll

  • St. James Church site

  • Fleetwood Hill

  • Yew Ridge

  • The Graffiti House

    BRCWRT Contact: Sam Laudenslager,, (703) 878-8642 (message phone)

    If interested in attending, please sign up via the BRCWRT Website, or at the June General Meeting. If you find later that you cannot attend, please notify Sam so he can keep the list accurate.