The Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863

 

 

The Battle of Brandy Station was one of history's greatest cavalry engagements with over 20,000 troops, including 17,000 cavalry, engaged in battle. Although the Union advance was repelled, the overwhelming dominance of the Confederate cavalry was broken.

The Graffiti House (below) served as a field hospital for the South during this and other local battles during the war.  It also served as a headquarters facility for the Federal forces during the winter encampment of 1863-64.  Soldiers from both sides made drawings and signed their names and units on the walls.  Rediscovered in 1993, much has been preserved.

 

 

BSF's Graffiti House

 

Darley Newman and her film crew visited the Graffiti House House while filming a segment for her program, Travels with Darley. She has just posted a 360 video from their visit with Bob Luddy at the Graffiti House to several sites, including on Facebook and MSN. Darley has also shared the Graffiti House 360 in a blog post at TravelsWithDarley.com

 

The December issue of the Grand Review is on the web.

 

Please volunteer as a guide or greeter at the Graffiti House

 

 

 

The Graffiti House
19484 Brandy Road
Brandy Station, Virginia 22714

(540) 727-7718

 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

 

Visitor Information

 

Lots of Civil War Graffiti

 

Graffiti House Schedule

The Graffiti House is open to visitors from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed beginning Sunday, December 23, 2018 and will reopen on March 2, 2019.

 

 

Through AmazonSmile persons who buy items from Amazon can designate their favorite charitable organization, Brandy Station Foundation.  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. All one has to do is type Brandy Station Foundation in the box when prompted to pick your own charitable organization. 

 

Last Updated on 11/28/2018

 

 

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