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?
From the summer of 1862 until the spring of 1863, Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock appealed to slaveholders to hire their enslaved people, and also hired free black laborers to dig the ten-mile defense line around the City of Petersburg. The defenses became known as the Dimmock Line.