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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of batteries Gregg and Whitworth, and the Evacuation of Petersburg. (search)
than a mile from the lines around Petersburg; the right rested on Hatcher's run, a mile below Burgess' mill, this being at the crossing of tad to the vicinity of Burgess' mill, halting on the north side of Hatcher's run. These brigades had moved under direction of General Heth. ht, their line being nearly parallel with the general direction of Hatcher's run. It rained very hard all day and most of the night. Late inh corps, of the Union army, bivouaced the night of the 30th facing Hatcher's run; one of Warren's-Fifth corps-divisions on the west side of tess' mill, and on Cooke's brigade, near where the line intersected Hatcher's run, below the mill, and on Lane's brigade, to the left of Cooke enemy had turned to their left, sweeping up every thing as far as Hatcher's run; part had filed to their right and had driven our thin line force turned to their left, and made a clean sweep of the lines to Hatcher's run. Those of our men that escaped being captured were either dr