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

Site of Ellersonís Mill

 
 
Site of Ellersonís Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Site of Ellersonís Mill Marker
Inscription. The foundation of the mill was located in the depression below the road bed. The millrace that supplied water to power the mill was built along the base of the hill and remnants can be seen today. The mill pond was located just beyond the modern Route 156 bridge.

Grist mills were essential elements of the 19th-century farming community, and their remains can be found throughout the Seven Days Battlefields.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 35.712′ N, 77° 21.485′ 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. 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. Holding the High Ground (here, next to this marker); Historic Cold Harbor Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederates Attack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Leeís First Strike
Markers in Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Markers in Richmond National Battlefield Park
There are several markers at this location near Beaver Dam Creek.
(about 300 feet away); The Creek Runs Red (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Beaver Dam Creek (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (about 600 feet away); Ellerson's Mill (about 700 feet 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
East of Beaver Dam Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. East of Beaver Dam Creek
Marker can be seen in this photo at the end of the Historic Cold Harbor Road. Five regiments from Pennsylvania occupied this ground, on the east side of Beaver Dam Creek, during the June 26, 1862 battle. They successfully held off several Confederate assaults, but later abandoned this position and retreated eastward.
Ellerson's Mill. <i>Library of Congress [LC-B815-0920]</i> image. Click for full size.
By John Reekie, circa April 1865
4. Ellerson's Mill. Library of Congress [LC-B815-0920]
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. 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 1,144 times since then and 100 times this year. Last updated on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   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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