Near Reams in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Wilson-Kautz Raid —
[Reams Station] was guarded by a small body of militia. A portion of them were captured and the remainder dispersed. Here the sad but necessary work of destruction began. All the buildings at the station, together with a locomotive, and a train of five or six cars, were consigned to the flames."
- Edward P. Tobie, 1st Maine Cavalry
"The enemy's pickets were encountered near the Jerusalem Plank Road, and were closely pursued to Ream's Station, several of them being captured along the way. General Kautz's orders were to move directly to Southerland's on the South Side Railroad, but the captured pickets
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 5.767′ N, 77° 25.245′ W. Marker is near Reams, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Acorn Drive 0.1 miles south of Oak Grove Road (County Route 606), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ream's Station (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Reams Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Reams Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Reams Station (about 800 feet away); North Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Reams Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Reams Station (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Petersburg Railroad (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Reams.
More about this marker. In the upper center is a Sketch by Edwin Forbes of cavalry fighting. On the right is a map showing the course of Kautz's command around W.H.F. Lee's force. Portraits of Gens. Dearing and W.H.F. Lee flank the map.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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