Last fall, while visiting and documenting the markers at Brandy Station, I noted some damage to the Civil War Trails wayside near St. James Church.
The face of the marker suffered from either extreme weathering or vandalism. Brandy Station, in my opinion, is interpreted with just the right mix of markers. It isn’t over done, and has plenty of these waysides to educate the visitor. So the loss of one marker at the battlefield had an impact on the overall experience for a casual visitor.
This weekend, I passed by the battlefield on the way to other sites and was curious if the marker was repaired:
Tip of the hat to the folks managing the Civil War Trails system. The wayside provides the best overview map of the battle from any of the interpretive markers on site. Thus, as restored, it offers the casual visitor a high level overview of the battle. The marker entry is part of a set at HMDB we grouped as a “virtual tour” of the battlefield (list) (map).