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ECW Weekender: Trevilian Station Battlefield

On June 11-12, 1864, Union and Confederate cavalries clashed near Trevilian Station, west of Louisa Court House in Central Virginia. General Philip Sheridan had headed west as the Federal armies aimed toward Petersburg; he was supposed to link forces with … Continue reading

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Why Do We Preserve Battlefields?

I was asked why we should protect battlefields today. That question surprised me, as I have always taken the answer for granted—we just do. But it seemed to be a legitimate, good faith question, so I harnessed my inner smarty … Continue reading

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From the ECW Archives: Trevilian Station

On June 11 and 12, 1864, the Battle of Trevilian Station occurred. Union cavalry commanded by Major General Philip Sheridan swung southward, planning to join up with General David Hunter at Charlottesville, Virginia. However, near Trevilian Station Confederate cavalry commanded … Continue reading

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Emerging Civil War Symposium Lecture and Tour Schedule

First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge August 15-17, 2014 “The Civil War in 1864” Presenters and Tour Guides Click here to register for the event. August 16—Morning Session 9 AM: Daniel T. Davis More Desperate Fighting Has … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—The Trevilian Station Battlefield

Day Two in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown The Trevilian Station Battlefield is located in Lousia County, Virginia. Although only a two-day battle, the engagement was part of a larger operation that entailed three major objectvies. After being stalemated by … Continue reading

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