Ream's Station, VA II
August 25, 1864
[June 1864-March 1865]
Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock
Maj. Gen. Henry Heth
On August 24th, Union II Corps moved south along
the Weldon Railroad, tearing up track, preceded by Gregg’s cavalry division.
On August 25th, 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 Union 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.
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