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

Confederate Pursuit

 
 
Confederate Pursuit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Confederate Pursuit Marker
Inscription. By nightfall Porterís force had safely retreated across the Chickahominy. Lee had sustained nearly 9,000 casualties in his first victory of the war, while the Federals lost close to 6,000. “I could hear on all sides the dreadful groans of the wounded,” wrote one soldier, “oh the awful scene witnesses on the battlefield.

Determined to destroy McClellanís army before it reached the James River, Lee continued to attack the retreating Federals. The armies clashed three more times before the Seven Days battles ended.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 34.43′ N, 77° 17.481′ 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. Leeís First Victory: At a Huge Cost (here, next to this marker); Seven Days Battles (within shouting distance of this marker); The Watt House
Gainesí Mill Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Gainesí Mill Battlefield
This cannon, located near the marker, indicates the location of the Union artillery during the June 27,1862 Battle of Gainesí Mill.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gaines' Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Springfield Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Gaines' Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Final Stand (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a battle map of the remaining Seven Days Battles. It has the caption “After Gainesí Mill, the armies fought at Savageís Station, at Glendale – possibly Leeís greatest opportunity to destroy the Union army in 1862, and lastly at Malvern Hill.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Gainesí Mill. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 8, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Touring Richmond's Battlefields. Richmond National Battlefield website. (Submitted on January 8, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website.
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Gainesí Mill Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
(Submitted on January 8, 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
 
Seven Days Battle Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Seven Days Battle Map from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 105 times this year. Last updated on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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