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

Seven Days’ Battles

New Bridge

 
 
Seven Days' Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
1. Seven Days' Battles Marker
Inscription. Leading up to and during the Seven Days' Battles from 25 June to 1 July 1862, bridges and roads played an important role in the movement of the Union and Confederate armies. New Bridge on the Chickahominy River was 1.5 miles south of here, and was one of the most important of the many river crossings. Union army troops marched through this region to Mechanicsville on 24 May 1862. Confederate Maj. Gens. James Longstreet's and Ambrose P. Hill's divisions used the New Bridge on 29 June 1862 as they moved south toward Glendale where they fought elements of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac the next day.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA 12.)
 
Location. 37° 35.296′ N, 77° 18.796′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) 0.3 miles south of Creighton Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gaines' Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Tramp of Marching Feet
Looking south on Cold Harbor Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
2. Looking south on Cold Harbor Road
(approx. one mile away); Firing Blind (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Cold Harbor (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Daysí Battles (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Breastworks (approx. 1.3 miles away); Texas (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
New Bridge road trace image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
3. New Bridge road trace
The road to the New Bridge river crossing ran along the distant treeline south of Creighton Road.
Creighton Road on the Chickahominy River (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
4. Creighton Road on the Chickahominy River (facing west).
This modern bridge, near the Upper Trestle Bridge site, is just over one-half mile upriver from the New Bridge River crossing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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