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?
Those who died on the battlefields around Petersburg were left where they were originally buried until after the Civil War. From 1866-69 most Union dead were buried at Poplar Grove National Cemetery while thousands of Confederate dead were buried at the historic Blandford Cemetery. (Petersburg NB)