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

Battle of Cold Harbor

The Confederate Main Line

 
 
Battle of Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
1. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
Inscription.  Here Longstreet’s Corps, with Breckinridge and A.P. Hill’s Corps to the southward, repulsed on June 3, 1864, fourteen assaults from the east against the Confederate main line. The Federal losses, about 7000, were the heaviest ever sustained in America in so brief an action. Placed by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 27.)
 
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 1845.
 
Location. 37° 35.124′ N, 77° 17.18′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Route 156), on the right when traveling west. Located 100 feet east of the Cold Harbor Visitor Center in 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. Read's Battalion (here, next to this marker); Killing Fields (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
2. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
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Cold Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Read’s Battalion CSA Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); We Must Hold This Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Cold Harbor Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Walk in the Footsteps of History (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ultimate Sacrifice (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.
Marker on Cold Harbor Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Marker on Cold Harbor Battlefield
Several markers are found at this location, near the entrance to the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,768 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 26, 2021