Second Battle of Ream's Station

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Second Battle of Ream's Station
Began:

August 25, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Richmond-Petersburg Campaign

Outcome:

Confederate victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Winfield Scott Hancock
Major General, USA

Henry Heth
Major General, CSA

Strength

9,000

8,000-10,000

Casualties

2,747

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. (NPS summary)

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