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

Seven Days Battles

Gainesís Mill

 
 
Gainesís Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Gainesís Mill Marker
Inscription. This is the site of Gainesís Mill, which gave its name to the Battle of June 27, 1862. Here A. P. Hillís advance guard, following Porter, came in contact with the Union rearguard. After a short action the Unionists withdrew to a position on Boatswain Creek, closely pursued by the Confederates.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA 16.)
 
Location. 37° 35.211′ N, 77° 18.035′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road 0.1 miles east of Old Millstone Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located about ½ mile west of the entrance road to the Gaines' Mill Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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. Gaines' Mill (here, next to this marker); The Tramp of Marching Feet (approx. half a mile away); Firing Blind (approx. half a mile away); New Cold Harbor (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Daysí Battles (approx.
Marker on Cold Harbor Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, June 14, 2003
2. Marker on Cold Harbor Road
Two markers for Gainesís Mill are found at this location.
0.6 miles away); Confederate Breastworks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nowhere To Go (approx. 0.7 miles away); Those People Stand No Chance (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gainesí Mill. 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
 
Site of the Battle of Gainesís Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Site of the Battle of Gainesís Mill
Union Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter's V Corps was overwhelmed here on June 27, 1862 by troops of Longstreet, Jackson and A.P. Hill. The battle is considered the first major victory for Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located about ½ mile west of the entrance to the Gainesí Mill Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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