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

Historic Cold Harbor Road

 
 
Historic Cold Harbor Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Historic Cold Harbor Road Marker
Inscription. In this location ran the original road from Mechanicsville to Cold Harbor. The bridge that crossed Beaver Dam Creek was destroyed by Union troops prior to the June 26, 1862, battle.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 35.712′ N, 77° 21.529′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in the Beaver Dam Creek Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park, on the east side of the creek. 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. The Confederates Attack (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Beaver Dam Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Leeís First Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); The Creek Runs Red (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Holding the High Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Ellersonís Mill
Marker in Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker in Richmond National Battlefield Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellerson's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver Dam Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Touring Richmondís Battlefields. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Beaver Dam Creek Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Beaver Dam Creek Bridge
This bridge, located just west of the marker, is in the actual location of the bridge that Union troops destroyed in June 1862. The photo was taken from the west side of the bridge. Confederates attacked from this direction on June 26, 1862.
Historic Cold Harbor Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Historic Cold Harbor Road
This photo was taken on the east side of the bridge, which was occupied by Union troops during the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. The Cold Harbor Road Marker can be seen by the bridge.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Beaver Dam Creek 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 1,098 times since then and 82 times this year. Last updated on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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