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

Seven Days Battles

Porterís Withdrawal

 
 
Porterís Withdrawal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, 1597/VA/64
1. Porterís Withdrawal Marker
Inscription. Along this road Fitz-John Porter withdrew from Beaver Dam Creek in the early morning of June 27, 1862. McClellan, having learned that Stonewall Jackson was approaching Porterís rear, late at night ordered the withdrawal to another position. This was on Boatswain Creek, not far from New Cold Harbor.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA 8.)
 
Location. 37° 35.954′ N, 77° 20.831′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) and Bell Creek Road (Virginia Route 1597), 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. Ellerson's Mill (approx. half a mile away); Site of Ellersonís Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holding the High Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Cold Harbor Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leeís First Strike (approx.
Beaver Dam Creek Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Beaver Dam Creek
Despite turning back the Confederate assault at this location on June 26, 1862, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter and his V Corps were ordered to retreat from this position.
0.7 miles away); The Creek Runs Red (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver Dam Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gaines's Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Gaines's Mill
Porter's troops fell back to this position after the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek on June 26, 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 59 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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