Trevilian Station Battle

Trevilian Station Battle (HM2M9)

Location: Louisa, VA 23093 Louisa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 3.062', W 78° 4.476'

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In June 1864, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan led a Union cavalry raid against the Virginia Central Railroad here, which Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton and Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee defended during a two-day battle. On 11 June, the first day, Union Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's brigade got between Lee's division and the rest of Hampton's cavalry and captured Hampton's supply wagons. The Confederates counterattacked and virtually surrounded Custer, who led his troopers in a breakout charge just as Federal reinforcements arrived. Hampton recaptured his wagons, then withdrew two miles west of the station while Lee bivouacked a mile east.
HM NumberHM2M9
Marker NumberW 210
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 756691 N 4215518
Decimal Degrees38.05103333, -78.07460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.062', W 78° 4.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 3.72" N, 78° 4' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17437-17551 US-33, Louisa VA 23093, US
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