The Battle of Reams Station

The Battle of Reams Station (HM8Y0)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23805
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.649', W 77° 25.386'

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While Robert E. Lee won the Battle of Reams Station, preventing the Federals from destroying more of the Petersburg (& Weldon) Railroad, and keeping much of his supply line intact, the Confederate victory was one in a series of tactical Southern triumphs that were actually strategic Union victories. General U.S. Grant, with more men and more supplies than General Lee, hit first one side of the Confederate line, then the other. Lee was forced to react, sending his already exhausted men scurrying from left to right with each new Union attack.

The siege of Petersburg lasted until April 1865 when Grant finally cut the last supply line to Petersburg, the South Side Railroad. The Confederates immediately abandoned Petersburg and Richmond. Only a week later, on April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
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HM NumberHM8Y0
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Placed ByCivil War Preservation Trust
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284650 N 4108064
Decimal Degrees37.09415000, -77.42310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.649', W 77° 25.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 38.94" N, 77° 25' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27805-27807 State Rte 606, Petersburg VA 23805, US
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