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

The Watt House

Gaines' Mill Battlefield

 
 
The Watt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
1. The Watt House Marker
Inscription.  Entrenched in three lines on this plateau, the right wing of McClellan's army, withdrawn from Beaver Dam Creek, resisted Confederate attacks on June 27, 1862 until driven back at nightfall by a general assault.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 7.)
 
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° 34.439′ N, 77° 17.443′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Watt House Road 0.6 miles south of Cold Harbor Road. Located in front of the Watt House in the Gaines' Mill unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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. Watt Family Farm (here, next to this marker); Springfield Plantation (here, next to this marker); Seven Days Battles (a few steps from this marker); Gaines' Mill
The Watt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 21, 2012
2. The Watt House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Gaines’ Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gaines’ Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s First Victory: At a Huge Cost (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Pursuit (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
 
The Watt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
3. The Watt House Marker
Gaines' Mill Battlefield east of the Watt House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 26, 2009
4. Gaines' Mill Battlefield east of the Watt House
Gaines' Mill Battlefield west of the Watt House. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 23, 2009
5. Gaines' Mill Battlefield west of the Watt House.
 
 
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 1,686 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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