Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Approximate Line of Whiting's Advance
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
Location. 37° 34.441′ N, 77° 17.597′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Watt House Road. Touch for map. Located along the the walking trail west of the Watt House in the Gaines' Mill unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hood's Attack (a few steps from this marker); The Union Left Flank (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Grand Assault (within shouting distance Pickett’s Brigade, CSA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Federal Collapse (about 300 feet away); Final Stand (about 300 feet away); The Decisive Moment (about 300 feet away); Union Artillery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . Gaines' Mill Battlefield Loop Trail. This marker is one along the loop trail in the Gaines' Mill Battlefield unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on February 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.