Clayton's Store

Clayton's Store (HM2NW)

Location: Louisa, VA 23093 Louisa County
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N 38° 5.698', W 77° 59.903'

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Sheridan's Camp

The Battle of Trevlian Station
After riding across Virginia for three days on a raid to destroy parts of the Virginia Central Railroad, Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's 9,300 cavalrymen and horse artillerists crossed the North Anna River at Carpenter's Ford about two miles north and camped here the night of June 10, 1864. The house at the intersection just north marks the approximate location of Clayton's Store, Sheridan's headquarters. Although Sheridan knew Confederate forces were in the area, he had no idea that two divisions of cavalry, commanded by Gen. Wade Hampton, had camped nearby

Gen. Wesley Merritt's brigade bivouacked south along the Marquis Road (Rte. 669), with Merritt's headquarters at the Buck Chiles farm. Gen. George A. Custer's camps were farther south toward Louisa Court House, while Col. Thomas C. Devin encamped his brigade on the Woolfolk Farm on the Fredericksburg Road (Rte. 613).

Sheridan planned to continue to Gordonsville and Cobham Station on the Virginia Central Railroad the next day. Merritt's and Devin's brigades, along with Sheridan's wagon train, followed by Gen. David M. Gregg's division, would move down the Fredericksburg Road toward Trevilian Station. Custer's brigade would take the Nunn's Creek Road to the Gordonsville Road, turn west onto the Gordonsville Road, and rejoin the rest of Sheridan's force at Trevilian Station. Sheridan's plan put his force on a collision course with Hampton's divisions.
HM NumberHM2NW
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 237060 N 4220598
Decimal Degrees38.09496667, -77.99838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.698', W 77° 59.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 41.88" N, 77° 59' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4500-4898 State Rte 669, Louisa VA 23093, US
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