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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?

Brig. General Frederick Winthrop

Union Brevet Brigadier General Frederick Winthrop was Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop's sixth great-grandson. Winthrop was mortally wounded at the Battle of Five Forks on April 1, 1865. (Petersburg National Battlefield)