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

The Waters Ran Red

 
 
The Waters Ran Red Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
1. The Waters Ran Red Marker
Inscription. This sluggish creek is known as Bloody Run in memory of the violent hand-to-hand fighting that occurred here.

Bloody Run flows east to west, winding through the woods. During the battle the brush-choked stream and its gentle slopes provided the only cover in sight. The open terrain in this area made the powerful Confederate defenses on the hill to your left even more formidable, and contributed to the overwhelming victory of the Southern army on June 3.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 35.331′ N, 77° 17.259′ 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 Lethal Occupation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bayonets Are For Digging (about 400 feet away); Those People Stand No Chance (about
Cold Harbor Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
2. Cold Harbor Walking Trail
500 feet away); Nowhere To Go (about 600 feet away); Confederate Breastworks (about 700 feet away); The Ultimate Sacrifice (about 700 feet away); A Deadly Delay (about 800 feet away); Confederate Fortifications (approx. 0.2 miles 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
 
Bloody Run image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
3. Bloody Run
Cold Harbor Battlefield image. 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 837 times since then and 77 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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