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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freeman Markers (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1894.
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, CSAThe 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 Richmond, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.