Ream's Station, battle of.
When, in 1864, Warren
proceeded to strike the Weldon
, who had been called from the north side of the James
, followed close in his rear, and on Aug. 21 struck the railway north of Ream's station and destroyed the track for several miles.
He formed an intrenched camp at Ream's, and his cavalry kept up a vigilant scout in the direction of the Confederate army.
On the 25th Hancock
was struck by Hill
The latter was repulsed.
struck again, and was again repulsed with heavy loss.
then ordered Heth
to carry the National
works at all hazards, upon which a concentrated fire of artillery was opened.
This was followed by a desperate charge, which broke the National
Three National batteries were captured.
A fierce struggle for the possession of the works and guns ensued.
In this the Nationals were partly successful.
were finally defeated, and withdrew.
lost 2,400 of his 8,000 men and five guns.
Of the men, 1,700 were made prisoners.
's loss was not much less; and he, too, withdrew from Ream's station.