19 September 2011 by Published in: Battlefield preservation 2 comments

Fleetwood Hill, located near the hamlet of Brandy Station, a few miles from Culpeper, Virginia, is probably THE single most historically significant piece of ground in the American Civil War. No piece of ground was fought over more often, and no armies traversed a piece of ground more often, than Fleetwood Hill. It’s important to understand why Fleetwood Hill was so important in order to understand why those of us who care about the Brandy Station battlefield were so upset this spring when the Brandy Station Foundation sat on its hands and permitted a chunk of the battlefield to be destroyed.

Bud Hall, who has devoted much of his adult life to saving this ground, has written an excellent piece of the significance of Fleetwood, and has given me permission to park it here as a permanent page on this blog. The article can be found here, and I commend it to you.

The numbers in bracket are to the end notes, which can be found at the bottom of the article.

Thanks to Bud for his generosity in sharing it with us and for allowing me to host it here.

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  1. Cindy Intravartolo
    Sat 24th Sep 2011 at 8:02 am

    Great article! and very timely since some of us will be attending the cavalry conference in Middleburg next week. Thanks for posting.

  2. Anne Storms
    Sat 15th Oct 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I am very interested and also writing a paper on General Richard Taylor and mainly the battle
    Red River….mainly every thing General Taylor was involved with…both as a civilian and as
    a Confederate General. Am also have numerous books I have read and have not read about the
    Civil War. I am a history student, 86 years of age.

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