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

Seven Days Battles

Gainesís Mill

 
 
Seven Days Battles Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Seven Days Battles Marker
Inscription. Along the slopes of Boatswain Creek, facing north and west, extended Porterís position in the afternoon of June 27, 1862. The line was held by Sykesís division facing north, and Morellís facing west. Later McCall was thrown in to assist Morell. At dark Lee broke the Union line, and Porter retreated across the Chickahominy.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA 25.)
 
Location. 37° 34.444′ N, 77° 17.451′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Watt House Road (Virginia Route 718), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the Gainesí 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 (a few steps from this marker); The Watt House (a few steps from this marker); Springfield Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Leeís First Victory: At a Huge Cost (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Pursuit (within shouting distance
Marker on Gainesí Mill Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker on Gainesí Mill Battlefield
The house in the background is the Watt House, where Union Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter made his headquarters duing the battle. The marker can be seen in this photo behind the fence above the cannon on the left.
of this marker); Battle of Gaines' Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Final Stand (about 500 feet 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. Places To Go in Richmond National Battlefield Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Gainesí Mill. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Gaines' Mill Battlefield Loop Trail. This marker is one along the loop trail in the Gaines' Mill Battlefield unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on February 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gainesí Mill Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Gainesí Mill Battlefield
This was the site of the Union line overlooking Boatswain Creek. It was broken by Confederate troops during the Battle of Gaines's Mill on June 27, 1862. This battle saw the heaviest fighting of any of the Seven Days Battles.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in 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 1,026 times since then and 67 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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