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

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Cold Harbor

 
 
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
1. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Inscription.
Near this stone rest the remains of
889 Union Soldiers,
gathered from the Battle Fields of
Mechanicsville, Savage-Station, Gaines-Mills,
And the vicinity of
Cold-Harbor.

Erected by Congress
Year of our Lord 1877, and in the 101st year of the
Independence of the United States of America.

 
Erected 1877 by Congress.
 
Location. 37° 35.379′ N, 77° 16.815′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) and Parrish Place Lane, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located within the Cold Harbor National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6038 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Cold Harbor (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cold Harbor: June 2, 1864 (about 700 feet away); The Family Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (south face). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
2. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (south face).
(about 700 feet away); Garthright House (about 700 feet away); A Bloody Baptism of Fire (about 700 feet away); 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .  US Department of Veterans Affairs. Cold Harbor National Cemetery. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (north face). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
3. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (north face).
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
4. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Cold Harbor National Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
5. Cold Harbor National Cemetery.
Inverted Cannon. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
6. Inverted Cannon.
Cold Harbor National Cemetery Bronze Plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
7. Cold Harbor National Cemetery Bronze Plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 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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