On August 24, Union II Corps moved south along the Weldon Railroad, tearing up track, preceded by Gregg's cavalry division.
On August 25, Major General Henry Heth attacked and overran the faulty Union position at Ream's Station, capturing 9 guns, 12 colors, and many prisoners.
The old II Corps was shattered. Major General Winfield Scott Hancock withdrew to the main Union line near the Jerusalem Plank Road, bemoaning the declining combat effectiveness of his troops.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Dinwiddie County
Campaign: Richmond Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): August 25, 1864
Principal Commanders: Major General Winfield Scott Hancock [US]; Major General Henry Heth [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 3,492 total