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Near Louisa in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Trevillians

 
 
Battle of Trevilians Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Battle of Trevilians Marker
Inscription.
— Fought here June 11, 12, 1864 —
Confederate Gens. Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee
and Thomas L. Rosser, victors over
Federal Gens. P.H. Sheridan and G.A. Custer
5000 Confederates, 8000 Federal
Casualties Confederate 612 Federal 1,007
Greatest all-cavalry battle of the war
Signal Confederate victory

 
Erected 1926 by Louisa Chapter U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.08′ N, 78° 4.589′ W. Marker is near Louisa, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisa Road (U.S. 33) and Trevilians Square, on the right when traveling east on Louisa Road. Click for map. Located at a pull off at the intersection, to the south side of the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Louisa VA 23093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Trevilians (here, next to this marker); Trevilian Station Battle (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Custer Rescued (about 700 feet away); Custer's First Last Stand
Battle of Trevilians Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Battle of Trevilians Marker
(about 700 feet away); Netherland Tavern (approx. one mile away); Ogg Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bibb's Crossroads (approx. 2.9 miles away); Green Springs (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisa.
 
Regarding Battle of Trevillians. This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Trevilian Station, June 11-12, 1864. See the Battle of Trevilian Station Virtual Tour by Markers linked below for additional related markers.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Trevilian Station Virtual Tour by Markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation. The foundation has worked to preserve the remaining sections of the battlefield. A detailed self-guided driving tour of the battlefield is offered. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Trevilian Station. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Battle of Trevilian Station Virtual Tour by Markers
Virginia Central Railroad at the Second Day Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Virginia Central Railroad at the Second Day Battlefield
This section of the railroad, about a mile and a half west of the marker, was the scene of the second day's fighting. Confederate General Hampton had reformed the cavalry on the south side of the railroad (to the right). Sheridan aligned Torbert's Division on the north side of the railroad, (in the trees on the left). This section was later called the "Bloody Angle" as the apex of the Confederate lines and the center of the second day's fighting. After seven separate attacks here in the afternoon, the lines were barely a few yards apart. Federal artillery under Lt. Edward B. Williston in fact were firing at point blank range. Williston would later receive the Medal of Honor for his actions here.
. A set markers that document the Battle of Trevilian Station, June 11-12, 1864. The order of appearance is generally aligned to the National Parks Service and Trevilian Station Foundation driving tours. (Submitted on January 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Trevilian Station Preservation Efforts. Civil War Preservation Trust continues efforts to set aside portions of the battlefield. Their site discussing the effort offers a wealth of background information about the battle, an article by noted historian Eric Wittenberg, and excellent maps of the battle. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Ogg Farm - Second Day Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
4. The Ogg Farm - Second Day Battlefield
Hampton's Confederate lines extended across the fields here to the south of the rail lines. The Confederates formed an L-shaped defense with the apex at the rail lines (behind the photographer). After spending the morning destroying the rail lines and the station at Trevilians, the Federals attacked down the Gordonsville Road. Custer's Michigan Brigade opened the second day fight here with a charge, but were repulsed.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
5. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 113 times this year. Last updated on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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