Hatcher's Run, VA
February 5-7, 1865
[June 1864-March 1865]
Commanders: Maj. Gen. A. A. Humphreys and Maj. Gen. G.
Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon
On February 5, Bvt. Brig.
Gen. David Gregg’s cavalry division rode out to the Boydton Plank
Road via Ream's Station and Dinwiddie Court House in an attempt to intercept
Confederate supply trains.
Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren
with the V Corps crossed Hatcher’s Run and took up a blocking position on the
Vaughan Road to prevent interference with Gregg’s operations.
Two divisions of the II Corps under
Maj. Gen. A.
A. Humphreys shifted west to near Armstrong’s Mill to cover Warren’s right
Late in the day, Maj.
Gen. John B. Gordon attempted to turn Humphreys right flank near
the mill but was repulsed.
During the night, the Federals were reinforced by
On February 6, Gregg
returned to Gravelly Run on
the Vaughan Road from his unsuccessful raid and was attacked by elements of
Brig. Gen. John Pegram’s Confederate division.
Warren pushed forward a reconnaissance in the
vicinity of Dabney’s Mill and was attacked by
Pegram’s and Maj.
Gen. William Mahone’s divisions.
was killed in the action.
Although the Union advance was stopped, the
Federals extended their siege works to the Vaughan Road crossing of Hatcher’s
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