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Soldier's Sideknife from Trevilian Station Battlefield (SOLD)

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This is another great piece being offered, it is an excavated soldier’s side knife, measuring 7” x 1”. This knife was recovered by Mr. Elton Strong from the Trevilian Station Battlefield.

The Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia was fought on June 11-12, 1864 and was the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War. In June 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan to make a raid along the Virginia Central Railroad to destroy the road at the crucial junction town of Gordonsville. Afterwards he would march to Charlottesville, destroy the supply depot there, and rendezvous with the army of Maj. Gen. David Hunter. The combined force would then march east, where it would join the Army of the Potomac at Petersburg.

Sheridan marched on June 7, taking two divisions of cavalry and four batteries of horse artillery, about 9,000 men. Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton, leading two divisions of Confederate cavalry pursued the next day utilizing shorter, interior routes of march. Along with the division of Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, they would cross Sheridan's route of march at Trevilian Station, a stop on the Virginia Central six miles west of Louisa and six miles southeast of Gordonsville, on June 10.The battle, ranging over 7,000 acres, raged for two days.

Elton Strong hunted the battlefield for over thirty years and accumulated what was almost certainly the largest single collection of Trevilian Station relics. He was also a well known authority on the battle and the battlefield. Although rusted, this knife remains in solid condition and comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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  1. Civil War Soldier's Side Knife

    Posted by Tina on 21st Nov 2019

    Exactly as described. Seller is prompt and courteous. Will buy from them again.

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