Battle of Trevilian Station - Louisa VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 02.490 W 078° 09.726
17S E 749044 N 4214222
Quick Description: The Battle of Trevilian Station reenactment took place on June 9-10, 2012 at Louisa VA. This was a living history event. This reenactment included both Union and Confederate Cavalry on horse back simulating the battle.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/12/2022 9:06:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM15JGW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the American Battlefield Trust website:

Louisa County, VA | Jun 11 - 12, 1864
In early June, 1864, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan, his cavalry commander, to embark on a raid westward from Grant’s army near Cold Harbor. Sheridan’s tasks were to draw Confederate attention away from Grant’s upcoming movement south, destroy railroads connecting the Shenandoah Valley with the Confederate armies, and join up with Brig. Gen. David Hunter in Charlottesville. On June 11, near Trevilian Station, Sheridan clashed with Confederate cavalry under Maj. Gens. Wade Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. Brig. Gen. George Custer briefly captured Hampton’s supply train. Confederate brigades soon surrounded Custer’s men, and only the arrival of other troopers saved Custer and allowed the capture of Trevilian Station. The next morning, after damaging several miles of railroad, the Union cavalry made several assaults against a fortified Confederate line, but each attack was repulsed. Ultimately, Sheridan was forced to withdraw. He had succeeded in drawing attention away from Grant, but failed to substantially interrupt supply lines or join up with Hunter. The battle at Trevilian Station was the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War.

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Dates of reenactment: From: 6/9/2012 To: 6/10/2012

What the reenactment is related to: War

Cost to attend reenactment: 15.00

Cost for parking: Free

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Additional parking coordinates (if necessary): Not Listed

Cost for participants: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
At least one photo of the reenactment taken by you along with your thoughts and impressions on the event and any changes in location or date the original waymarker may need to know about.
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