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Hatcher's Run
Dabney's Mill, Rowanty Creek, Armstrong's Mill
Civil War Virginia


American Civil War
February 5-7, 1865

On February 5, Bvt. Brigadier General 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. 

Major General 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 Major General A.A. Humphreys shifted west to near Armstrong's Mill to cover Warren's right flank. 

Late in the day, Major General John B. Gordon attempted to turn Humphreys right flank near the mill but was repulsed. 

During the night, the Federals were reinforced by two divisions.

On February 6, Gregg returned to Gravelly Run on the Vaughan Road from his unsuccessful raid and was attacked by elements of Brigadier General John Pegram's Confederate division. 

Warren pushed forward a reconnaissance in the vicinity of Dabney's Mill and was attacked by Pegram's and Major General William Mahone's divisions.  Pegram was killed in the action. 

Although the Union advance was stopped, the Federals extended their siegeworks to the Vaughan Road crossing of Hatcher's Run.

Result(s): Union gained ground

Location: Dinwiddie County

Campaign: Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865) next battle in campaign    previous battle in campaign

Date(s): February 5-7, 1865

Principal Commanders: Major General A.A. Humphreys and Major General G.K. Warren [US]; Major General John B. Gordon [CS]

Forces Engaged: 48,352 total (US 34,517; CS 13,835)

Estimated Casualties: 2,700 total

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