Enjoy a Civil War living history demonstration by the Fairfax
Rifles infantry group at the Graffiti House in Brandy Station,
19484 Brandy Road , Brandy Station, VA. The event, including a
tour of the historic house, is free.
Fairfax Rifles (left) are setting up camp at the Graffiti House
on the 144th Anniversary of the Battle of Brandy
Station. On Saturday and Sunday, June 9th – 10th,
between 11AM and 4PM, the 17th Virginia Infantry
Regiment, Company D will demonstrate the lifestyle of the
Confederate soldier who fought in the Civil War.
(For more information and a larger view of the photo visit the
Fairfax Rifles web site)
Throughout the weekend, skilled re-enactors from the Fairfax
Rifles will demonstrate how the typical soldier in the Army of
Northern Virginia was uniformed and equipped. Educational
programs will feature drill demonstrations, musket firings and
talks about field cooking and the camp life of a Southern
soldier on campaign. Their ladies, dressed in authentic costume
will accompany the Fairfax Rifles.
Battle of Brandy Station is also known as the Battle for
Fleetwood Hill. In the early hours of June 9, 1863, more than
10,000 Union troops silently crossed the Rappahannock River and
set in motion the Civil War’s largest and most hotly fought
cavalry contest. By nightfall, the 9,500 Confederate horsemen,
under the command of J.E.B. Stuart, had paid a heavy price for a
Free tours of the historic Graffiti House will be conducted all
day. The plaster walls on the second floor of the house are
covered with an outstanding and unique collection of charcoal
and pencil graffiti left by soldiers from both armies.