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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

June 11th, 1864 - The Battle of Trevilian Station

Conflict: American Civil War

Combatants: Confederates vs. Federals

Location: Virginia (USA)

Outcome: Confederate victory

In June of 1864, Union General Ulysses S. Grant dispatched General Phillip Sheridan to raid westward while the Army of the Potomac moved toward Petersburg. In a two-day battle, Sheridan clashed with pursuing Confederate cavalry under the command of cavalry General Wade Hampton. Sheridan was ultimately forced to withdraw and rejoin the main army, suffering some 700 casualties. The Confederates lost around 600 soldiers in the battle.

Charge of the Confederate cavalry at Trevilian Station, Virginia, by James E. Taylor

Points of Interest:

  • Hampton was the successor of J.E.B. Stuart who had been killed at Yellow Tavern in May.

  • At Trevilian Station, two Confederate cavalry divisions were engaged by General George Armstrong Custer's own bridgade.

General Phillip Sheridan by an unknown photographer

General Wade Hampton by an unknown photographer

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