Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Beaver Dam Creek
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 3.)
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 date for this entry is June 26, 1862.
Location. 37° 35.788′ N, 77° 21.559′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Old Cold Harbor Road trace 0.1 miles south of Cold Harbor Road, on the left when traveling south. Located along the Old Cold Harbor Road trace in the Beaver Dam Creek 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. A different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s First Strike (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker Beaver Dam Creek (about 300 feet away); The Pennsylvanians Stand Firm (about 300 feet away); Historic Cold Harbor Road (about 500 feet away); Holding the High Ground (about 600 feet away); Site of Ellerson’s Mill (about 600 feet away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. Also known as Mechanicsville. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, 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 1,562 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.