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

Stand Guard And Stay Awake

 
 
Stand Guard And Stay Awake Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
1. Stand Guard And Stay Awake Marker
Inscription. This well preserved rifle pit is one of many that extended across this hilltop and along the entire front. It marks the most advanced Federal position in this sector, only 50 yards from similar Confederate pits on the opposite crest.

Soldiers posted in these depressions gave early warning of any unusual enemy movements. Because they were so close to the enemy, many of these positions could be occupied only at night.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 35.337′ N, 77° 17.07′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Anderson-Wright Drive and Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156). Click for map. This marker is located along the walking trail in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Deadly Delay (within shouting distance of this marker); We Have Broken Through (within shouting distance of this marker); A Captured Trench (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Cold Harbor Walking Trail Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
2. Cold Harbor Walking Trail
Keep Digging (about 300 feet away); Keep Your Head Down (about 400 feet away); Battle of Cold Harbor (about 400 feet away); A Bloody Baptism of Fire (about 600 feet away); A Lethal Occupation (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Cold Harbor (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Cold Harbor (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Cold Harbor Battlefield Virtual Tour by Markers. This is one of the many markers along the walking trail, extended loop trail, and auto tour route in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rifle Pit Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
3. Rifle Pit
Cold Harbor Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
4. Cold Harbor Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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