Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Ultimate Sacriﬁce
While Confederate dead were removed and taken to Richmond, Union dead were hastily buried in shallow trenches near where they fell. In 1866 burial parties scoured the battlefields, collecting the remains and reburying them just east of here. Today 2,000 Union soldiers lie buried at the Cold Harbor National Cemetery.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 35.217′ N, 77° 17.283′ 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. Nowhere To Go (within shouting distance of this marker); Those People Stand No Chance (within Bayonets Are For Digging (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Killing Fields (about 600 feet away); Cold Harbor (about 700 feet away); The Waters Ran Red (about 700 feet away); A Lethal Occupation (about 700 feet away); Read's Batallion (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
More about this marker. The marker displays a photo of Cold Harbor Burial Parties
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. US Department of Veterans Affairs. Cold Harbor National Cemetery (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
4. 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 (Submitted on March 9, 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 932 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.