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

Mechanicsville

 
 
Mechanicsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2003
1. Mechanicsville Marker
Inscription.  Near this village on June 26, 1862, Confederate troops under General R.E. Lee attacked and drove eastward the right wing of the Federal army commanded by Major-General George B. McClellan. This action began the Seven Days' Battle.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 2.)
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1862.
 
Location. 37° 36.238′ N, 77° 22.353′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Bypass 0.1 miles west of Atlee Road, on the left when traveling east. 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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx.
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By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2003
2. Mechanicsville Marker
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¾ mile away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee’s First Strike (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Mechanicsville. Mechanicsville marked the beginning of the "Seven Days" battles. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Mechanicsville, Va. <i> Library of Congress [LC-B811-0909]</i> image. Click for full size.
By John Reekie, circa 1862
3. Mechanicsville, Va. Library of Congress [LC-B811-0909]
 
 
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 1,612 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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