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

Seven Daysí Battles

Gainesís Mill

 
 
Gainesís Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Gainesís Mill Marker
Inscription. Half a mile south is Boatswain Creek. The battle that was begun at Gainesís Mill by A. P. Hill, following Porterís rear guard, culminated at the Union position on Boatswain Creek. There A. P. Hill and Longstreet, moving eastward, and Jackson coming from the north, converged to attack the Unionists, commanded by Porter.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number PA 20.)
 
Location. 37° 34.975′ N, 77° 17.485′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Watt House Road (Virginia Route 718), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located ½ morth of the Gaines' Mill Battlefield. 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. New Cold Harbor (a few steps from this marker); 11th Mississippi Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walk in the Footsteps of History (approx. 0.3 miles away); We Must Hold This Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cold Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Killing Fields (approx. 0.3 miles away); Read's Batallion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
Site of the Battle of Gainesís Mill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Site of the Battle of Gainesís Mill
The battle on June 27, 1862 reached its peak here, near Boatswain Creek. It is considered to be the first major victory for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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
 
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located just north of 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 714 times since then and 81 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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