Battle Detail

Ream's Station II

Other Name:
Reams' Station
Richmond-Petersburg Campaign
June-December 1864
Principal Commanders:
Major General Winfield Hancock [US] Major General Henry Heth [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
3556 total (US 2742; CS 814;)
On August 24, Union II Corps moved south along the Weldon Railroad, tearing up track, preceded by Gregg's cavalry division. On August 25, Maj. Gen. Henry Heth attacked and overran the faulty Union position at Ream's Station, capturing 9 guns, 12 colors, and many prisoners. The old II Corps was shattered. Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock withdrew to the main Union line near the Jerusalem Plank Road, bemoaning the declining combat effectiveness of his troops.
Confederate Victory
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