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Near Reams in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

North Carolina

 
 
North Carolina Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. North Carolina Monument
Inscription.  
The following North Carolina units honorably and gallantly
participated in the action at Reams Station on August 25, 1864

Infantry
Lane's Brigade
Seventh, Eighteenth, Twenty-Eighth, Thirty-Third, Thirty-Seventh
Scale's Brigade
Thirteenth, Sixteenth, Twenty-Second, Thirty-Fourth, Thirty-Eighth
Cooke's Brigade
Fifteenth, Twenty-Seventh, Forty-Sixth, Forty-Eighth
Kirkland's - MacRae's Brigade
Eleventh, Twenty-Sixth, Forty-Fourth, Forty-Seventh, Fifty-Second

Cavalry
Gorden's - Barringer's Brigade
First, Second, Third, Fifth

"If the men who remain in North Carolina share the same spirit of those they have sent to the field, as I doubt not they do, her defense may securely trusted to their hands."
R.E. Lee General
 
Erected by N. C. Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
Location.
North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. North Carolina Marker
The North Carolina Monument was erected by the N. C. Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
37° 5.644′ N, 77° 25.365′ W. Marker is near Reams, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Reams Drive (County Route 606) and Halifax Road (County Route 604), on the right when traveling west on Reams Drive. Located in Civil War Preservation Trust's Reams Station Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Reams Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Reams Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Reams Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ream's Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ream's Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Reams Station (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Reams Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Petersburg Railroad (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reams.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ream's Station. National Park Service site detailing the phases of the battle. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Reams Station Preservation Efforts. The Civil War Preservation Trust continues their work ensuring the battlefield at Reams
North Carolina Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. North Carolina Monument
MacRae's Brigade advanced over the Federal works not far from where the monument stands today.
Station is preserved. This site offers not only maps and additional information about the battle, but "clean" copies of the markers on site. Look on the right under Slideshows for the Reams Station Interpretive Trail. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
4. Back of the Monument
The back displays a wreath with the Latin phrase "Deo Vindice," the motto of the Confederacy which translates to "God will vindicate" or "With God as our Protector."
Cooke's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
5. Cooke's Brigade
Looking to the east behind the Oak Grove Church. Cooke's Brigade broke through the Federal defenses along the Weldon Railroad and rolling up the flanks of the defenders. The North Carolina troops formed a line extending to the east of the church from these grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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