Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
From Stalemate to Breakthrough
Richmond National Battlefield Park
The first several hours witnessed repeated and unsuccessful Confederate attacks through the woods on your left and across the fields on your right. They aimed at the Union line beyond Boatswain's Creek. Daylight waned. When the soldiers of Whitings division arrived here they provided fresh manpower that helped the final attack get started. That last all-out effort stretched across the width of the battlefield and incorporated more men in a simultaneous attack than any other episode in Lee''s career.
To see more of the battlefield, please continue four-tenths of a mile down the Watt House Road to the main parking lot.
The final hour before sunset witnessed
Erected 2018 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1862.
Location. 37° 34.792′ N, 77° 17.431′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Watt House Road (Virginia Route 718) 0.2 miles south of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whiting's Division (here, next to this marker); 11th Mississippi Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Seven Days’ Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Cold Harbor (approx. ¼ mile away); Powerful Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle Begins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Gaines' Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Gaines’ Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . Richmond National Battlefield Park(Submitted on July 2, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.