Hoping 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.
Geographic Location: Dinwiddie County
Physical Description of Location: Petersburg, VA 23803. Located on Dabney Mill Road, 0.75 miles west of the intersection of Dabney Mill Road and State Route 670. Marker is on the left when traveling west on Dabney Mill Road.
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