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

Whiting's Advance

Approximate Line of Whiting's Advance

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 21, 2003
1. Whiting's Advance Marker
Inscription.  Near this point, between the brigades of Martindale and Butterfield, Confederate forces first penetrated the main Federal position in the Battle of Gaines' Mill, June 27, 1862. The Fourth Texas Regiment led the charge.
 
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. Located along the the walking trail west 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. 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 of this marker); Pickett’s Brigade, CSA (about 300 feet away,
Whiting's Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 21, 2003
2. Whiting's Advance Marker
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
 

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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 1,084 times since then and 5 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.
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