Hatcher's Run: The Last Day
February 7, 1865
The Union troops struck back and in the fighting re-took their positions and drove the Confederate forces back inside their main defenses.
After dark the Union troops fell back across Hatcher's Run and started extending their lines once more.
The Confederates had saved Boydton Plank Road but the Union had gained a good staging point for future offensives.
Did You Know?
The 4th Division of the Union 9th Corps lost 209 men killed and wounded at the Battle of the Crater. Poplar Grove National Cemetery is the resting spot for 331 United States Colored Troops. Most of these men are unidentified burials from the Crater battlefield. (Petersburg Nat'l Battlefield)