Yes, that is not a typo. There was a battle at Brandy Station on October 11, 1863. It was the third major action on Fleetwood Hill that year. If you recall, I wrote about this particular action during the sesquicentennial. At that time, I put focus on the actions by Brigadier-General John Buford’s First CavalryContinue reading “Cavalry Retiring by Successive Formations: Brandy Station, October 11, 1863”
150 years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln promoted John Buford to Major General. Just before 2 p.m., Buford gave his last command. “Put guards on all the roads, and don’t let the men run to the rear.” Shortly after, the hero of Gettysburg passed away.
Having extracted themselves from a dangerous position on the Rapidan River and then covered the withdrawal of the Army of the Potomac over the Rappahannock, Brigadier-General John Buford’s First Cavalry Division was worse for the wear. But on campaign, the cavalry rarely rest. At 10:30 A.M. on October 12, 1863, Buford received these orders: Major-GeneralContinue reading “150 Years Ago: One last fight on Fleetwood Hill for John Buford”