Repulsed with Heavy Losses
— The Battle of Trevilian Station —After breaking off the fighting of June 11, 1864, Confederate Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry division withdrew to a position near here. Gen. Matthew C. Butler's South Carolinians spent the next morning preparing a stout defensive position along the Virginia Central Railroad. You are standing near the point of the L-shaped line Butler established to block Union Gen. Philp H. Sheridan's route to Gordonsville. A few yards from here, the apex of that line became known as the Bloody Angle during the heavy fighting later that day. Col. Richard. H. Dulany's and Col. Gilbert J. Wright's brigades supported the South Carolinians and extended the line past the Ogg House and along the Charlottesville Road. The Danne Store and Gentry Farm occupied the narrow ridge to your front. Behind this narrow ridge was the staging area for numerous Union assaults on the Confederate line.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 755004 N 4217355|
|Decimal Degrees||38.06805000, -78.09315000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 4.083', W 78° 5.589'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 4' 4.98" N, 78° 5' 35.34" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 804, 434|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1406-1444 S Spotswood Trail, Louisa VA 23093, US|
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