Thursday, April 4, 2013

150th Anniversary Tour of Brandy Station Announced

The Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable announced a remarkable tour event.  On June 8, 2013, the organization is sponsoring a tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield, sight of the largest cavalry battle in North America.  The all-day tour features Clark B. "Bud" Hall , the foremost authority on this opening battle of the Gettysburg Campaign.

The tour was announced on the blog site: "To the Sound of the Guns."

And RSVP's can be sent here:

Bud Hall, the nation’s leading expert on the Battle of Brandy Station, will be conducting a uniquely rare walking tour of remote battlefield sites that have never before been visited by any tour group. Priceless anti-bellum homes and bucolic river fords are just a few of the historically significant and scenic sites that will be visited on this special tour. This is an exceptional Sesquicentennial event that you will not want to miss! All tour materials including maps and handouts will be provided. A bag lunch, hat, sunscreen, bug spray and walking shoes are suggested for this tour which will take place rain or shine. Come join us as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Brandy Station!

If you are ever going to take a tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield, this is the one. Even if you have been with Bud before, this one will be far more comprehensive. Bud has told me of some of the stops he intends to make.  I have been on many tours of Brandy Station, led by Bud and others, and there will be locations I have never walked.  I can't emphasis this enough -- do not miss this one1


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