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

Wilcox’s Brigade, CSA

 
 
Wilcox’s Brigade, CSA Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 23, 2009
1. Wilcox’s Brigade, CSA Marker
Inscription. “A private by the name of Jones….seized the colors, his right arm was soon broken, he then held it with his left hand, and he was soon shot through both legs no broken bones, and then his left arm was wounded and the colors fell, were picked up and given to a third man, Jones protesting….said they had taken the colors from him, ‘my arms are broken and I am shot through both 1egs, but I can walk, and I asked them to tie the flag staff to my body and I would and could.”
Gen. Cadmus Wilcox
describing color bearer of 11th Alabama Infantry
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 34.386′ N, 77° 17.76′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Watt House Road 0.7 miles south of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located on the walking trail along Boatswain Creek in the Gaines' Mill Battlefield unit of the 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. Intensity of Battle (a few steps from this marker); Wilcox’s Alabama Brigade,
Wilcox’s Brigade, CSA Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 23, 2009
2. Wilcox’s Brigade, CSA Markers
(a few steps from this marker); Union Rifle Pits (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morell’s Division, USA (about 300 feet away); Watt Farm Road (about 500 feet away); Pickett’s Brigade, CSA (about 600 feet away); Mistaken Identity (about 600 feet away); Balloons Over the Battlefield (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Gaines’ Mill. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. 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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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