Battlefield of Largest Civil War Cavalry Charge Preserved in Gettysburg

Oct 26, 2015

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CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - The Civil War Trust is set to announce the preservation and restoration of a portion of battlefield that was the site of the largest cavalry battle in American history.

The announcement and ribbon cutting are scheduled Monday at Fleetwood Hill on the Brandy Station Battlefield in Culpeper County.

The battle of Brandy Station was fought June 9, 1863, and was the opening struggle of the Gettysburg campaign. Some 20,000 cavalrymen fought there.

Besides trust officials, House Speaker William J. Howell, state legislators and state and local officials are scheduled to attend.

The trust has preserved 41,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.