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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.


Aftermath

The Confederates had saved Boydton Plank Road but the Union had gained a good staging point for future offensives.



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Did You Know?

Bobcat

Bobcats are rarely seen residents of Petersburg National Battlefield's Five Forks Unit. Averaging in size to twice that of the common house cat, Bobcats enjoy the widest North American habitat range of any wildcat. At Five Forks their diet consists mainly of mice, squirrels, and other small prey.