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    Trevilian Station.  During the Overland Campaign of 1864, in an attempt to fool Robert E. Lee and beat him to Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant ordered Phil Sheridan to launch a large cavalry raid that would both divert the attention of the Confederate cavalry and cut Lee's army off from the supplies provided by railroad from the verdant Shenandoah Valley.  Wade Hampton moved to intercept Sheridan and brought him to battle at Trevilian Station on June 11.  15,000 cavalrymen met in a bloody two-day engagement that ended with Sheridan's retreat.  Trevilian Station is the largest "all-cavalry" battle of the war--about 5,000 more men were involved in the "mostly-cavalry" Battle of Brandy Station, but that number included a significant portion of infantry.  The Civil War Trust has saved 1,713 acres at Trevilian Station. 

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    Trevilian Station.  During the Overland Campaign of 1864, in an attempt to fool Robert E. Lee and beat him to Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant ordered Phil Sheridan to launch a large cavalry raid that would both divert the attention of the Confederate cavalry and cut Lee's army off from the supplies provided by railroad from the verdant Shenandoah Valley.  Wade Hampton moved to intercept Sheridan and brought him to battle at Trevilian Station on June 11.  15,000 cavalrymen met in a bloody two-day engagement that ended with Sheridan's retreat.  Trevilian Station is the largest "all-cavalry" battle of the war--about 5,000 more men were involved in the "mostly-cavalry" Battle of Brandy Station, but that number included a significant portion of infantry.  The Civil War Trust has saved 1,713 acres at Trevilian Station. 

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