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

Seven Days Battles

Gaines's Mill

 
 
Seven Days Battles, Gaines's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 15, 2009
1. Seven Days Battles, Gaines's Mill Marker
Inscription. The hill to the south, part of the Union line, was assailed by Stonewall Jackson (with D. H. Hill) in the late afternoon of June 27, 1862, after A. P. Hill's and Longstreet's first assaults on the west had failed. Jackson's men carried the Union position at the bayonet's point, while A. P. Hill and Longstreet were also successful.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA 70.)
 
Location. 37° 35.159′ N, 77° 16.243′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (State Highway 156) 0.4 miles south of Rockhill Road (County Route 619), 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 walking distance of this marker. A Dreadful Harvest (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Gaines’ Mill - 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scars of Conflict (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seven Days' Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bloody Eighth
Seven Days Battles Marker on Cold Harbor Road facing south. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 15, 2009
2. Seven Days Battles Marker on Cold Harbor Road facing south.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Reserve Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Farmland to Forest (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Gaines's Mill (Submitted on February 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Seven Days Battles Marker on Cold Harbor Road facing north. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 15, 2009
3. Seven Days Battles Marker on Cold Harbor Road facing north.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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