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Trevilian Station

Battle Name : Trevilian Station

Date(s) : 11 June 1864 - 12 June 1864

Part of : American Civil War , Eastern Theatre, 1864 , Petersburg Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for American Confederate Forces over American Union Forces

Type of battle : Land


After Cold Harbour, Grant wanted to regain the initiative so sent Sheridan and 2 divisions of cavalry on a raid westward into the Shenandoah to distract Lee. Lee countered by sending his cavalry under Wade Hampton and they met and engaged 60 miles northwest of Richmond. 2 days of confused and bloody fighting ensued while the Union cavalrymen tore up the rails but the plan had to be abandoned and Sheridan's men withdrew. Around 20% casualties were suffered by both sides, the highest for a cavalry action in the war.


Trevilian Station, on the rail lines in the south of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA. (USA)