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Near Burgess in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Hatcher’s Run

5-7 February 1865

 
 
Battle of Hatcher’s Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Battle of Hatcher’s Run Marker
Inscription.  Hoping to cut Lee’s supply route into Petersburg, in February 1865 Grant ordered two army corps led by Major Generals Gouverneur K. Warren and Andrew A. Humphreys to seize the Boydton Plank Road. The Confederate corps commanded by Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon successfully blocked Warren’s attacks at nearby Dabney’s Mill on 6-7 February, and Warren’s corps withdrew to its previous position. The brief Union campaign enabled Grant to extend his lines, and cost the Confederates the life of Brig. Gen. John Pegram on 6 February.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series list.
 
Location. 37° 7.489′ N, 77° 29.805′ W. Marker is near Burgess, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Dabney Mill Road (Virginia Route 613), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burgess VA 22432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Hatcher's Run Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Hatcher's Run Battlefield
The marker is on property owned by the Civil War Preservation Trust which preserves the site of the Battle of Hatcher's Run.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of Hatcher’s Run (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General John Pegram (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Hatcher’s Run (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker Road Engagement (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Raceland (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (approx. 2 miles away); White Oak Road (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burgess.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Hatcher's Run by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Hatcher’s Run. Civil War Preservation Trust. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Hatcher's Run. National Park Site. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Hatcher's Run, Feb. 5-7. The Civil War Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Dabney Mill Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Dabney Mill Rd (facing west)
Site of Hatcher's Run Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Site of Hatcher's Run Battlefield
Several markers and monuments are at this location.
Gen. John Pegram Death Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Gen. John Pegram Death Site
Near this site Brigadier General John Pegram was killed in the Battle of Hatcher's Run on February 6, 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,688 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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