Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Cold Harbor

Position of the Confederate Left Wing

 
 
Battle of Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
1. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
Inscription. On the main Confederate line, eight miles long, which here crossed the Old Church Road, the Federal Army, June 3, 1864, made numerous futile and costly charges. The heaviest of these were three miles southeastward and were accounted “the worst slaughter of the war”.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 37.046′ N, 77° 19.096′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 0.1 miles east of Creighton Parkway, on the right 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Liberty Hall" (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. half a mile away); Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor
Battle of Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
2. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Seven Days' Battles (approx. 1.2 miles away); Walnut Grove Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cold Harbor Battlefield. Civil War Preservation Trust listed the battlefield as on of the most endangered sites in 2008. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Cold Harbor. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
Paid Advertisement