Battle of Hatcher's Run Facts

February 5–7, 1865

Key facts about the Battle of Hatcher's Run, also known as the Battle of Armstrong's Mill, the Battle of Dabney's Mill, and the Battle of Rowanty Creek.

Portrait of John Pegram

Confederate Brigadier General John Pegram perished during the Battle of Hatcher’s Run. [Wikimedia Commons]


Also Known As

  • Battle of Dabney’s Mill
  • Battle of Rowanty Creek
  • Battle of Armstrong’s Mill


  • February 5–7, 1865


  • Dinwiddie County, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Major General John B. Gordon
  • Brigadier General John Pegram
  • Major General William Mahone
  • Brigadier General Clement A. Evans

Union Forces Engaged

  • 2nd Corps, the 5th Army Corps
  • Gregg’s cavalry division
  • Reinforcements from the 6th and 9th Army Corps

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • 2nd Corps (Army of Northern Virginia)
  • Pegram’s Division (Army of Northern Virginia)
  • Mahone’s Division (Army of Northern Virginia)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 34,517

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 13,835

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,539 (171 killed, 1,181 wounded, and 187 captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,161 (killed, wounded, and captured/missing)


  • Union victory


  • The Battle of Hatcher’s Run was the first major battle in Virginia in 1865.

Timeline of the Petersburg Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Petersburg Campaign in order.


Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Hatcher's Run Facts
  • Date February 5–7, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Hatcher's Run
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date March 31, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 20, 2022

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