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HDQRS. Army of the Potomac, Monday, Feb. 6 –a.m.
The result of yesterday’s engagement appeared this morning in our advanced lines beyond Hatcher’s Run, the capture of about two hundred prisoners, a train of wagons and mules, with their drivers, and considerable loss inflicted on the enemy in killed and wounded. The cavalry under Gen. Gregg captured the train at Dinwiddle Court House while on its way to North Carolina for supplies, the trip taking, as the drivers say, sixteen days for its accomplishment.
From this place scouting parties were sent in different directions, one of which went up the Boydtown road, where they found camps which had been deserted only a short time previous, and where they captured a few wagons of Pegram’s Division, In the meantime the Rebel cavalry stationed at Bellefield were ordered up to resist Gregg’s advance, but the force were not strong enough and consequently no regular fight took place. About one hundred barrels of whisky were destroyed in the vicinity, but no army stores were found at any place which our troops had reached.
Citation: New York Daily Tribune. 9 February 1865. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab.