The Battle of Reams Station

The Battle of Reams Station (HM8Y2)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23805
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.654', W 77° 25.315'

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Oak Grove United Methodist Church

In front of you is second location where the original church building stood after the Civil War. The first location was east of here and across the Civil War-era Halifax Road (now Acorn Drive). It was built around 1820 and first known as Hubbard's Meeting House; the church's name was changed to Oak Grove Methodist Church before the war.

Caught between two armies during the Battle of Reams Station, the little church served as a hospital for Union troops until they could be removed to their own lines. During the battle, the church received extensive damage. Parishioners filed a claim for damages with the federal government and received $750 which they used to move the damaged building across the road to this location.

Here, after a second story was added, the building served as a general store for many years. Meanwhile the parishioners built a new church where this one used to stand. It is still active today.
HM NumberHM8Y2
Placed ByCivil War Preservation Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284755 N 4108070
Decimal Degrees37.09423333, -77.42191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.654', W 77° 25.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 39.24" N, 77° 25' 18.90" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27805-27807 State Rte 604, Petersburg VA 23805, US
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