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

New Cold Harbor

Where Two Battlefields Meet

 
 
New Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
1. New Cold Harbor Marker
Inscription.  Around this crossroads is bloody ground. To the right is the field of Gaines' Mill or First Cold Harbor, fought June 27, 1862, with 14,800 casualties. To the left is Second Cold Harbor, near which 17,00 fell, May 30 - June 12, 1864.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia - D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) series list.
 
Location. 37° 34.984′ N, 77° 17.489′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Cold Harbor Road and Watt House Road, on the right when traveling east on Cold Harbor Road. 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. Seven Days’ Battles (a few steps from this marker); 11th Mississippi Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whiting's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); From Stalemate to Breakthrough
New Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
2. New Cold Harbor Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Walk in the Footsteps of History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cold Harbor Battlefield (approx. 0.3 miles away); We Must Hold This Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Read’s Battalion CSA Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gaines' Mill markers outside the battlefield park
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
New Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 21, 2012
3. New Cold Harbor Marker
New Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 26, 2012
4. New Cold Harbor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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