LT: August 26, 1864 Theodore Lyman

August 26, 2014 Lyman Theodore

Editor’s Note: Theodore Lyman was General George G. Meade’s aide-de-camp from the fall of 1863 through Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.  An intelligent and outspoken individual, Lyman’s letters to his wife provide great insight into the happenings at Meade’s headquarters.  These letters, taken from the now public domain book Meade’s Headquarters, 1863-1865; Letters of Colonel Theodore […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: August 25, 1864

August 25, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

August 25, 1864 The Battle of Ream’s Station, on the Weldon Railroad, VA, as Lieut. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill, CSA, attacks the 2nd US Army Corps under Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, USA, who are in the process of destroying the Weldon Railroad.  Hill retreats back to Petersburg, VA.  Total casualties approximate 3,100, the Richmond, […]

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CLARK NC: Reams Station. 25 August, 1864

August 25, 2014 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

Editor’s Note: The following excerpt comes from Walter Clark’s five volume Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, published in 1901.  The reference work provides mini regimental histories written mostly by men representing each unit, with gaps filled in by editor Clark.  These histories often provide a surprising […]

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NP: September 17, 1864 Irish-American (NY): Corcoran Legion at Second Reams Station

August 25, 2014 September 1864

Editor’s Note: The majority of this article appeared on Damian Shiels’ Irish in the American Civil War Blog on August 3, 2014.  I have access to articles from the New York Irish American, so I decided to also post this article here at The Siege of Petersburg Online, on the 150th anniversary of the Second […]

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MAP: Second Reams Station: August 25, 1864 (Clark’s NC)

August 25, 2014 The Second Battle of Reams Station

1 Source: Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 5 (Nash Brothers: 1901), p. 206 ↩

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NP: May 25, 1904 Anderson (SC) Intelligencer: Battle of Reams Station (Orr’s Rifles)

August 25, 2014 Postwar Newspapers

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin. BATTLE OF REAMS STATION. ____ J[ames]. W[illiam]. Mattison, lately of Co. G., Orr’s Rifles, in Abbeville Medium. In one of your letters from Columbia to the Medium last January, you quoted what a Confederate had said about a captured cannon at Reams Station, Va., August 25th, […]

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150 Years Ago Today: Second Battle of Reams Station: August 25, 1864

August 25, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

The Second Battle of Reams Station: August 25, 1864: Hancock’s Second Corps Cracks Under Pressure Note: Click to see maps of the Second Battle of Reams Station, which should help you follow along with the action. Brief Summary: One hundred and fifty years ago today, on August 25, 1864, the Second Battle of Ream’s Station was […]

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CV: V5N11: Retaking Railroad at Reams Station

August 25, 2014 Siege of Petersburg

Editor’s Note: Base transcription is from the CD-ROM version of The Confederate Veteran at Eastern Digital.  Minor corrections were made by Brett Schulte. *** Retaking Railroad at Reams Station.1 Col. George T. Rogers, of Sixth Virginia Infantry: On August 25, 1864, it was found that the Federals—Hancock’s command— had torn up the track of the Weldon railroad […]

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CV: V19N5: Fight at Reams Station

August 25, 2014 Siege of Petersburg

Editor’s Note: Base transcription is from the CD-ROM version of The Confederate Veteran at Eastern Digital.  Minor corrections were made by Brett Schulte. *** Fight at Reams Station.1 Col. J[ames]. E. Larkin, of the 5th New Hampshire Regiment, wrote a letter from Everett, Mass., on December 5, 1910, to Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles which is not […]

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NT: October 20, 1910 National Tribune: Ream’s Station Again

August 25, 2014 Siege of Petersburg

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. Ream’s Station Again. Editor National Tribune: Thru the courtesy of the President and Secretary of the Veteran Association of the 5th N[ew]. H[ampshire]., held at The Weirs, N. H., Aug. 24, I am in possession of resolutions adopted at that meeting relative to a “controversy marked […]

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