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Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mechanicsville

 
 
Mechanicsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2003
1. Mechanicsville Marker
Inscription. Near this village on June 26, 1862, Confederate troops under General R.E. Lee attacked and drove eastward the right wing of the Federal army commanded by Major-General George B. McClellan. This action began the Seven Days' Battle.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 36.238′ N, 77° 22.353′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Bypass 0.1 miles west of Atlee Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seven Days’ Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. ¾ mile away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee’s First Strike (approx.
Mechanicsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2003
2. Mechanicsville Marker
0.9 miles away); The Creek Runs Red (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Mechanicsville. Mechanicsville marked the beginning of the "Seven Days" battles. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Mechanicsville, Va. <i> Library of Congress [LC-B811-0909]</i> image. Click for full size.
By John Reekie, circa 1862
3. Mechanicsville, Va. Library of Congress [LC-B811-0909]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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