Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9, 1863: The Battle of Brandy Station


In this terse message, Major General Alfred Pleasanton reports he has found the enemy's "whole cavalry force."
HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS, Beverly Ford,
[June 9,] 1863.

Major-General STAHEL,

Commanding, Kettle Run:

The enemy has his whole cavalry force here, and I have had a severe fight. He may try to cross above me before Gregg joins from below.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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