Thursday, May 20, 2010
Jeb Stuart arrives
Today at Brandy Station: May 20, 1863
JEB Stuart established his headquarters to day in Culpeper. He was broadly tasked to gather his Cavalry forces and prepare them for the summer campaign. He set up his headquarters tent on the property of the Bradford family, named Afton.
From this day until the first week of June, Stuart's cavalry and horse artillery will come into the county. Afton still stands today, located on Route 666, on the Northeastern edge of Culpeper.
By June 8, Stuart would have close to 10,000 under arms with him.