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

Nowhere To Go

 
 
Nowhere To Go Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
1. Nowhere To Go Marker
Inscription. For nearly two weeks, from June 3 to June 12, the soldiers endured the agony of trench warfare. One Virginian recalled:

Thousands of men cramped up in a narrow trench, unable to go out, or to get up, or to stretch or to stand, without danger to life and limb; unable to lie down or to sleep for lack of room and pressure of peril; night alarms, day attacks, hunger, thirst, supreme weariness, squalor, vermin, filth, disgusting odors everywhere, the weary night succeeded by the yet more weary day; the first glance over the way at day dawn bringing the sharpshooter’s bullet singing past your ear or smashing through your skull, a man’s life is often exacted as the price of a cup of water from the spring.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 35.244′ N, 77° 17.298′ 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
Confederate Fortifications Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
2. Confederate Fortifications
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Those People Stand No Chance (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayonets Are For Digging (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ultimate Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waters Ran Red (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lethal Occupation (about 600 feet away); Killing Fields (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cold Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Breastworks (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 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Cold Harbor (Submitted on March 9, 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
 
View from the Confederate Line. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2009
3. View from the Confederate Line.
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 865 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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