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Near Louisa in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Ogg Farm
Repulsed with Heavy Losses

ó The Battle of Trevilian Station ó
 
Ogg Farm CWT Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
1. Ogg Farm CWT Marker
 
Inscription. After breaking off the fighting of June 11, 1864, Confederate Gen. Wade Hamptonís cavalry division withdrew to a position near here. Gen. Matthew C. Butlerís 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. Sheridanís 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. Dulanyís and Col. Gilbert J. Wrightís 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. Torbertís Union cavalry division moved out toward Gordonsville about 2 P.M. The horse soldiers soon encountered Butlerís strong defensive works, and Gen. George A. Custerís Wolverines deployed to attack them. The 1st Michigan, supported by the 7th Michigan, assaulted along the railroad tracks and were repulsed with heavy
 
Fighting at the Ogg Farm, June 12, 1864 Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
2. Fighting at the Ogg Farm, June 12, 1864
 
losses. They withdrew and were not a factor in the rest of the dayís fighting.
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 4.083′ N, 78° 5.589′ W. Marker is near Louisa, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on South Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) 1.4 miles north of Louisa Road (Virginia Route 22), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 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, as the crow flies. Battle of Trevillians (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Trevilians (approx. 1.5 miles away); Trevilian Station Battle (approx. 1.6 miles away); Green Springs (approx. 1.6 miles away); Custer Rescued (approx. 1.6 miles away); Custer's First Last Stand (approx. 1.6 miles away); Netherland Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bibb's Crossroads (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisa.
 
More about this marker. On the lower panel are portraits of Confederate commanders, “Gen. Matthew C. Butler”, “Col. Richard H. Dulany”, and “Col. Gilbert J. Wright”. On the right is a map of the action.
 
Civil War Trails pullover on US-33 W Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
3. Civil War Trails pullover on US-33 W
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation, Inc. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Trevilian Station. National Park Service (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. The Battle of Trevilian Station. Civil War Preservation Trust (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Trevilian Station. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Ridgeline across the railroad tracks (facing east) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
4. Ridgeline across the railroad tracks (facing east)
 
 
The Ogg Farm (facing west) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
5. The Ogg Farm (facing west)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 749 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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