||Early morning June 29, Brig. Gen. August Kautz’s division reached Ream’s Station on the Weldon Railroad,
which was thought to be held by Union infantry. Instead, Kautz found the road barred by Mahone’s Confederate infantry
division. Wilson’s division, fighting against elements of William H.F. "Rooney" Lee’s cavalry, joined Kautz’s near
Ream’s Station, where they were virtually surrounded. About noon, Mahone’s infantry assaulted their front while Fitzhugh
Lee’s cavalry division threatened the Union left flank. The raiders burned their wagons and abandoned their artillery.
Separated by the Confederate attacks, Wilson and his men cut their way through and fled south on the Stage Road to
cross Nottoway River, while Kautz went cross-country, reaching Federal lines at Petersburg about dark. Wilson
continued east to the Blackwater River before turning north, eventually reaching Union lines at Light House Point on July
2. The Wilson-Kautz raid tore up more than 60 miles of track, temporarily disrupting rail traffic into Petersburg, but at a
great cost in men and mounts.