Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery (HM2NY)

Location: Louisa, VA 23093 Louisa County
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N 38° 1.723', W 78° 0.69'

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Confederates at Rest

Battle of Trevilian Station
Here in Oakland Cemetery, beneath small, rectangular stone markers, rest as many as 60 Confederate dead from the Battle of Trevilian Station. Most of them were never identified.

Immediately inside the gate are the graves of the three Towles brothers, all of whom served in Company A, 4th Virginia Cavalry, and died of battle wounds. Sgt. Robert C. Towles was mortally wounded on the morning of June 11, 1864, the first day of the Battle of Trevilian Station, and died in Louisa Court House five days later. The Rev. John Towles had the remains of his other two sons, J. Vivian and James H. Towles, disinterred from other battlefields and buried here.

Also here is the grave of Lt. Col. Joseph L. McAllister, commander of the 7th Georgia Cavalry, who was killed in action while defending Trevilian Station on the afternoon of June 11, 1864. He had refused to surrender and was cut down in a hail of Union bullets. Trevilian Station was the first battle for the 7th Georgia Cavalry, which suffered 38% casualties on the first day, including nearly all of the regiment's officers. Capt. John P. Hines, commander of Company H, rests next to his commander.
HM NumberHM2NY
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 9th, 2014 at 4:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 762308 N 4213217
Decimal Degrees38.02871667, -78.01150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.723', W 78° 0.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 43.38" N, 78° 0' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132-134 West St, Louisa VA 23093, US
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