The Battle of Trevilian Station - June 11, 1864 (Day One)

The Battle of Trevilian Station - Day One

American Battlefield Trust's map of the Battle of Trevilian Station (Day One)

Wade Hampton’s division clashed with Brig. Gen. Alfred Torbert’s and Brig. Gen. David McMurtrie Gregg’s divisions on the Fredericksburg Road. Vicious dismounted fighting raged while Hampton waited for Fitzhugh Lee’s troopers to provide support. The Michigan brigade under Brig. Gen. George Custer slipped between Hampton and Lee and managed to capture Hampton’s wagon train full of supplies. Lee’s Virginia brigades quickly caught up and Custer found himself surrounded, fired upon from all sides in what has been called "Custer's First Last Stand." Only Sheridan's arrival with reinforcements saved the Michigan troopers from destruction. By nightfall on June 11, Union troops held Trevilian Station.

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