Presented by Petersburg Battlefields Foundation
Please join us for this Civil War educational caravan driving tour covering the Battles of Reams’ Station that occurred in August 1864. This tour will feature seven stops across hallowed grounds on which these battles were fought. Stops will include public, American Battlefield Trust, National Park Service, Conservation Fund, and private properties. Water and snacks will be provided during the tour; optional lunch will follow at King’s BBQ in Petersburg (pay for your own meal).
The Petersburg and Weldon Railroad was one of the three supplying Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia manning the defenses of Petersburg and Richmond in the summer of 1864. Union Lieutenant General Grant’s strategy centered on cutting these vital supply lines; especially that of the Petersburg and Weldon. Grant would launch cavalry raids and infantry maneuvers to cut and destroy this important railroad line. Confederate Generals Lee, Hill, and Hampton had other ideas!