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Chapter 20 Grant's narrow escape at Hatcher's Run discussing the March to the sea why Grant never held Councils of War how the March to the sea was conceived and executed Even before the completion of Sheridan's victory in the Valley, Grant was planning another movement for the purpose of threatening Lee's position,
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After a conference with Warren, Grant and Meade rode over to Hancock's front, and found that the enemy was there disputing the passage of Hatcher's Run at Burgess's Mill.
His troops were strongly posted, with a battery in position directly in front of the head of Hancock's corps, and another about eight hun r of colors.
The enemy was unable to reform his troops, and did not attempt any further offensive operations.
This day's engagement is known as the battle of Hatcher's Run.
Butler had sent a force to the north side of the James; but the enemy retired to his intrenched works whenever our troops advanced against him, and only