Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Cold Harbor
The Field of the Heaviest Losses
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 26.)
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 3, 1845.
Location. 37° 35.276′ N, 77° 17.018′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Route 156), on the right when traveling west. Located within the Cold Harbor 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. Keep Your Head Down (a few steps from this marker); Keep Digging (within shouting distance of this marker); A Captured Trench (within shouting distance of this marker); We Have Broken Through (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (about 400 feet away); Stand Guard And Stay Awake (about 400 feet away); A Deadly Delay (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . .
1. Cold Harbor Battlefield. Civil War Preservation Trust listed the battlefield as on of the most endangered sites in 2008. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Cold Harbor. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Cold Harbor Battlefield Virtual Tour by Markers. This is one of the many markers along the walking trail, extended loop trail, and auto tour route in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on March 9, 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 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,489 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.