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

Seven Daysí Battles

Battle of Beaver Dam Creek

 
 
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Battle of Beaver Dam Creek Marker
Inscription. The Civil War battle of Beaver Dam Creek (Mechanicsville) began on the afternoon of 26 June 1862. Confederate Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hillís division crossed the Chickahominy upstream at Meadow Bridges and encountered Union skirmishers. The Federals fell back to a strong position east of Beaver Dam Creek at Ellersonís Mill. There the Confederates attacked along a two-mile front, but were repulsed by Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porterís V Corps. That night Union forces abandoned their position and occupied a new defensive line behind Boatswainís Creek, where the Battle of Gainesís Mill took place the next day.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 6.)
 
Location. 37° 36.147′ N, 77° 22.214′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) and Fast Lane, on the right when traveling east on Cold Harbor Road. 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. Mechanicsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also
Beaver Dam Creek Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Beaver Dam Creek
On June 26, 1862, troops of Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill confronted Federals of Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porterís V Corps at this location on Beaver Dam Creek. The creek is located about ĺ of a mile west of the marker.
named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leeís First Strike (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Creek Runs Red (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Confederates Attack (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver Dam Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gaines Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Gaines Mill
This is the location where the Union troops fell back to after the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. The Battle of Gaines Mill was fought here on June 27, 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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