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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: August 25, 1864

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, VA, Campaign.

Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of the American Civil War per the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Order the book HERE.

Copyright © 1993, 1994 by Ronald A. Mosocco

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