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

Cold Harbor Campaign

Advanced Position of Ewell's Corps

 
 
Cold Harbor Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
1. Cold Harbor Campaign Marker
Inscription. The second advanced position held by Ewell’s Confederate Corps here crossed the Old Church Road. This position was evacuated by the Confederates on the night of May 30, 1864. Occupied by the Federals on May 31 and attacked from the West by Southern troops on June 1.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 37.36′ N, 77° 18.655′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 0.1 miles from Westhaven Drive, 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. Battle of Cold Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Cold Harbor Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
2. Cold Harbor Campaign Marker
Battle Of Bethesda Church (approx. one mile away); "Liberty Hall" (approx. one mile away); 36th Wisconsin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Seven Days' Battles (approx. 1.8 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 943 times since then and 18 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.
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