Reams Station Battlefield

The Second Battle of Ream's Station
August 25, 1864

On August 24, Union Second 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 Second 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.


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Battle Facts


  • Richmond-Petersburg Campaign

Battles In This Campaign



  • August 25, 1864

Union Commander

Confederate Commander

Forces Engaged

  • 9,000 Union Union Flag
  • 9,500 Confederate Confederate Flag

Estimated Casualties

  • 2,747 UnionUnion Flag
  • 814 ConfederateConfederate Flag


  • Confederate Victory Confederate Flag

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