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C.G. Trevilian House | by Civil War Trust
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C.G. Trevilian House

Battle of Trevilian Station

June 11-12, 1864


After the fighting on June 11th had subsided, an exhausted Custer would look to place his headquarters at the Charles Goodall Trevilian house (see picture below). With his daughter Mattie sick with typhoid fever, an anxious Mr. Trevilian asked that Custer not make too much noise. A respectful Custer remarked that "I can only do so by making the house my headquarters on the front porch." Before heading out to the next days fight, Custer would instruct his surgeon to leave medicines for the sick girl.


CWPT, over the years, has saved more than 1,708 acres of this important battlefield.


Photo by Jerry Harlow

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Taken on February 22, 2003