5-7 February 1865Hoping 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series|
|Marker Number||S 63|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278193 N 4111636|
|Decimal Degrees||37.12481667, -77.49675000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 7.489', W 77° 29.805'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 7' 29.34" N, 77° 29' 48.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23515-23519 Dabney Mill Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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