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Quotations Related to GETTYSBURG:

 

“My dead and wounded were nearly as great in number as those still on duty.”
— William C. Oates

“Up, men, and to your posts! Don’t forget today that you are from Old Virginia!”
— George E. Pickett

“It ain’t so hard to get to that ridge – The hell of it is to stay there.”
— Confederate soldier

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Edited by Gerald Boerner

 

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Commentary will be added shortly… GLB

These Introductory Comments are copyrighted:
Copyright©2011 — Gerald Boerner — All Rights Reserved

[ 33937 Words ]

 

Quotations Related to GETTYSBURG:

 

“My dead and wounded were nearly as great in number as those still on duty.”
— William C. Oates

“Up, men, and to your posts! Don’t forget today that you are from Old Virginia!”
— George E. Pickett

“It ain’t so hard to get to that ridge – The hell of it is to stay there.”
— Confederate soldier

continue reading…

Edited by Gerald Boerner

 

Commentary:

Commentary will be added shortly. GLB

These Introductory Comments are copyrighted:
Copyright©2011 — Gerald Boerner — All Rights Reserved

[ 3714 Words ]

 

Quotations Related to GETTYSBURG:

 

“My dead and wounded were nearly as great in number as those still on duty.”
— William C. Oates

“Up, men, and to your posts! Don’t forget today that you are from Old Virginia!”
— George E. Pickett

“It ain’t so hard to get to that ridge – The hell of it is to stay there.”
— Confederate soldier

continue reading…

Edited by Gerald Boerner

 

    

Commentary:

JerryPhotoOne of the pivotal battles of the Civil War took place on this day in 1863 at Brandy Station in the Culpeper County, Virginia. Prior to this battle, the Confederate forces, especially the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee, had prevailed in encounters with the Army of the Potomac. This was especially true of the cavalry units under commanders like J.E.B. Stuart. This battle at Brandy Station changed all that!

What happened? Well, the Union cavalry aggressively attacked Stuart’s forces before they expected it. In this one battle the Confederate cavalry was deal a critical blow that produced changes in their tactics that carried over into the Battle of Gettysburg. No longer were the Union cavalry seen as inferior to those of the Confederates.

Fredericksburg1862

“The Battle of Brandy Station began at dawn June 9, 1863, when the Union cavalry corps under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton launched a surprise attack on JEB Stuart’s cavalry forces centered at Brandy Station. After an all-day fight in which fortunes changed repeatedly, the Federals retired without discovering Lee’s infantry camped near Culpeper. This battle marked the apogee of the Confederate cavalry in the East. From this point in the war, the Federal cavalry gained strength and confidence. The Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle of the civil war and the opening engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign.”  (CivilWar.org)

With that, let’s move on to our exploration of the details of the Battle of Brandy Station…  GLB

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Quotations Related to CAVALRY:

    

“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”
— Adlai E. Stevenson

“There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.”
— George Armstrong Custer

“It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry, and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.”
— Giraldus Cambrensis

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