Ogg Farm

Ogg Farm (HMGAM)

Location: Louisa, VA 23093 Louisa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 4.083', W 78° 5.589'

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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.

After spending the morning of June 12 destroying more than three miles of the Virginia Central Railroad and burning Trevilian Station, Gen. Alfred T.A. Torbert's Union cavalry division moved out toward Gordonsville about 2 P.M. The horse soldiers soon encountered Butler's strong defensive works, and Gen. George A. Custer's Wolverines deployed to attack them. The 1st Michigan, supported by the 7th Michigan, assaulted along the railroad tracks and were repulsed with heavy losses. They withdrew and were not a factor in the rest of the day's fighting.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 755004 N 4217355
Decimal Degrees38.06805000, -78.09315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.083', W 78° 5.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 4.98" N, 78° 5' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1406-1444 S Spotswood Trail, Louisa VA 23093, US
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