In the Battle of Reams Station, the Union Army is prevented from further destroying the Weldon Railroad.

Union general Ulysses S. Grant’s attempt to expand destruction of Robert E. Lee’s supply line on the Petersburg (Weldon) Railroad ends with defeat at the Battle of Reams Station. The defeat is tactical only, however. In fact, Union forces control the railroad for the rest of the war, forcing Lee to reroute his supply lines.

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