Portrait of Wade Hampton

On June 11, 1864, Major General Philip Sheridan’s men engaged Confederate cavalry divisions commanded by Wade Hampton (pictured here) at the Battle of Trevilian Station, the largest all-cavalry conflict of the Civil War. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Trevilian Station Facts

June 11–12, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Trevilian Station.

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Date

  • June 11–12, 1864

Location

  • Louisa County, Virginia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Two divisions of Union cavalry(Army of the Potomac)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Two divisions of Confederate cavalry (Army of Northern Virginia)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 9,286

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 6,762

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,512 (150 killed; 738 wounded; 624 captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 813 (killed; wounded; captured/missing)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Significance

  • Trevilian Station was a station on the Virginia Central Railroad, just outside of Gordonsville, Virginia.
  • The Battle of Trevilian Station was the largest all-cavalry engagement of the American Civil War.

Timeline of the Overland Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Overland Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Trevilian Station Facts
  • Coverage June 11–12, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of trevilian station, overland campaign, american civil war, philip sheridan, wade hampton, fitxhugh lee, george armstrong custer
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 14, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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