— Wilson-Kautz Raid —In June 1864, to deny Gen. Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side R.R. and the Richmond and Danville R.R., Gen. Ulysses S. Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy track and rolling stock. The 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, the advance guard of the Wilson-Kautz column, arrived here at Ream's Station about 7:30 a.m. on June 22 and burned the station and other buildings. The road in front of you was the Petersburg & Weldon R.R. bed. Gen. James Dearing's 800-man cavalry brigade of Gen. W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee's cavalry division was alerted, and it engaged the rear of Wilson's column in a running skirmish that continued some ten miles to Dinwiddie Court House.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:43am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284865 N 4108277|
|Decimal Degrees||37.09611667, -77.42075000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 5.767', W 77° 25.245'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 5' 46.02" N, 77° 25' 14.70" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12707-12711 State Rte 1101, Petersburg VA 23805, US|
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