TREVILIAN STATION BATTLE In June 1864 , Maj . Gen . Philip H . Sheridan Led A Un ...
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Description: TREVILIAN STATION BATTLE In June 1864 , Maj . Gen . Philip H . Sheridan led a Union cavalry raid against the Virginia Central Railroad here , which Maj . Gen . Wade Hampton and Maj . Gen . Fitzhugh Lee defended during a two day battle . On 11 June , the first day , Union Brig . Gen . George A . Custers brigade got between Lees division and the rest of Hamptons cavalry and captured Hamptons supply wagons . The Confederates counterattacked and virtually surrounded Custer , who led his troopers in a breakout charge just as Federal reinforcements arrived . Hampton recaptured his wagons , then withdrew two miles west of the station while Lee bivouacked a mile east . Department of Historic Resources , 1998