ander concentrated on his left the greater portion of three army corps,
Swinton, Army of the Potomac, p. 540. and on October 27th, was fought
The battle of Hatcher's Run,
an action so confused by reason of the heavily wooded character of the country, that it would be impossible for you to follow the details without the aid och as will never be credited by those who shall read the story hereafter in peace and plenty.
To guard the long line of entrenchments from the Chickahominy to Hatcher's Run, there was now left but a gaunt remnant of that valiant host which had cheered Lee in the Wilderness as it passed to victory — which had hurled back nearly thrmorable detail.
On the evening of April 1st, the battle of Five Forks was fought, and lost to the Confederates, and at dawn next morning, from Appomattox to Hatcher's Run, the Federal assaults began.
Lee was forced back from the whole line covering the Boydton Plank Road, and Gibbon's division of Ord's corps boldly essayed to b