1864 – (Civil War) Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Virginia

The Battle of Boydton Plank Road, also known as the Battle of Burgess Mill or the Battle of First Hatcher’s Run, entered its second day outside Petersburg, Virginia. The 2nd, 6th, 7th, 36th, 37th, and 38th Wisconsin Infantry regiments participated in this battle. Union commanders sent 30,000 troops to seize this strategic road west of the city. But after two days’ fighting,  they were forced to yield it back to Confederate forces.