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?
Richard Eppes, owner of Appomattox Plantation, which is currently part of the Grant's HQ Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, noted that it took 8,320 pounds of bacon each year to feed his 127 enslaved people in 1860.