Bibb's Crossroads

Bibb's Crossroads (HM2NU)

Location: Louisa, VA 23093 Louisa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 5.189', W 78° 2.906'

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First Shots

The Battle of Trevilian Station
A 9,300-man Union cavalry force under Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, on a raid to destroy parts of the Virginia Central Railroad, camped a few miles east on June 10, 1864. The next morning, Gen. Wesley Merritt's brigade, followed by Col. Thomas C. Devin's brigade, moved out of their camps near the Buck Chiles and Woolfolk farms about 5 a.m. With Gen. Alfred T.A. Torbert in personal command, the troopers marched southwest along the Fredericksburg Stage Road toward Trevilian Station.

Pickets of the 4th South Carolina Cavalry of Confederate Gen. Matthew C. Butler's brigade at Bibb's Crossroads surprised Merritt's troopers and fired the first shots of the main battle. Merritt and Devin immediately deployed their men into line of battle, and Col. J. Irvin Gregg's brigade with three batteries of horse artillery came up in support. Butler deployed his own troopers as well as the Georgians of Col. Gilbert J. Wright's brigade, and a heavy dismounted engagement developed along the Fredericksburg Stage Road.
HM NumberHM2NU
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 6:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 758862 N 4219525
Decimal Degrees38.08648333, -78.04843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.189', W 78° 2.906'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 11.34" N, 78° 2' 54.36" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2960-3088 State Rte 613, Louisa VA 23093, US
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