This Ad Campaign Helped To Save Brandy Station Battlefield From Commercial Development

by Daniel Russ on December 29, 2009

The Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry engagement in the Western Hemisphere with a combined force of  18,500 mounted troops. Major General Alfred Pleasonton launched a surprise attack on Robert E. Lee’s cavalry commander General Jeb Stuart on the afternoon of June 9th, 1863 in Culpepper County Virginia. The advantage changed hands several times during the day, but the significance of the battle what something more important. Up until then, the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia had a reputation as being invincible. The ferocity of Pleasonton’s attack surprised the rebels and frankly relieved observers of the notion that Grant’s mounted warriors were no match for Stuarts. It ended in a stalemate.

This ad campaign was created by Earle Palmer Brown advertising in Washington D.C. in 1990. Art Director Kenny Sink who will soon join us did this to help stop the commercial development of the battlefield.


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