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

A Deadly Delay

 
 
A Deadly Delay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
1. A Deadly Delay Marker
Inscription. The Union assaults of June 3 failed on nearly all fronts. For the next three days, while Federal wounded lay untended between the lines, Generals U. S. Grant and R. E. Lee struggled over the details of a truce. On June 7, more than 100 hours after the attack, the generals agreed to a two-hour truce. Along one part of the line work parties found 244 Union dead and only three survivors.

One New Jersey soldier recalled that during the truce the former enemies were

talking to each other and exchanging newspapers…the works were lined with unarmed men, all gazing upon the solemn scene. The 2 hours soon passed, the signal was given, the men rushed back to their arms, and the rattle of musketry was again commenced along the line.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 35.325′ N, 77° 17.103′ 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.
Cold Harbor Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
2. Cold Harbor Walking Trail
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stand Guard And Stay Awake (within shouting distance of this marker); A Captured Trench (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); We Have Broken Through (about 400 feet away); Keep Digging (about 400 feet away); Keep Your Head Down (about 500 feet away); A Lethal Occupation (about 500 feet away); Battle of Cold Harbor (about 500 feet away); The Waters Ran Red (about 800 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
 
Cold Harbor Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
3. Cold Harbor Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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