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

Trevilian Station Battle

 
 
Trevilian Station Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Trevilian Station Battle Marker
Inscription. In June 1864, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan led a Union cavalry raid against the Virginia Central Railroad here, which Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton and Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee defended during a two-day battle. On 11 June, the first day, Union Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's brigade got between Lee's division and the rest of Hampton's cavalry and captured Hampton's supply wagons. The Confederates counterattacked and virtually surrounded Custer, who led his troopers in a breakout charge just as Federal reinforcements arrived. Hampton recaptured his wagons, then withdrew two miles west of the station while Lee bivouacked a mile east.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 210.)
 
Location. 38° 3.062′ N, 78° 4.476′ W. Marker is in Louisa, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisa Road (U.S. 33) and Danne Road (Route 682), on the right when traveling west on Louisa Road. Touch for map. Located at the west entrance to the K & B Gas Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17561 Louisa Road, Louisa VA 23093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Custer Rescued (within shouting distance of this marker); Custer's First Last Stand
Trevilian Station Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Trevilian Station Battle Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Trevilians (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Trevillians (about 600 feet away); Netherland Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ogg Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bibb's Crossroads (approx. 2.8 miles away); Green Springs (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisa.
 
Regarding Trevilian Station Battle. This marker replaced a previous W-210 titled Battle of Trevilians which read Near here Custer of Sheridan's cavalry, raiding westward, got between Fitz Lee's division and the rest of Wade Hampton's cavalry, capturing wagons. The Confederates recaptured the wagons but withdrew to the west after a fierce conflict, June 11, 1864.

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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation. The
Looking South from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Looking South from the Marker
Rosser's Confederate Brigade fought along the south side of the Gordonsville Road, blocking Custer's Federals. Later when Federal reinforcements broke through to Custer, Rosser was forced back to the west.
foundation has worked to preserve the remaining sections of the battlefield. A detailed driving tour of the battlefield is offered. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Trevilian Station. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Battle of Trevilian Station Virtual Tour by Markers. 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,964 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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