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

Cold Harbor Campaign

Advanced Position of Ewell's Corps

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2003
1. Cold Harbor Campaign Marker
Inscription.  Across the Old Church road at this point ran the advanced line of about 700 yards held by part of Ewell’s Confederate Corps on May 30, 1864. Abandoned that night, the position was occupied May 31 by troops of the Fifth Federal corps.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 31.)
 
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 May 1845.
 
Location. 37° 37.515′ N, 77° 18.268′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 0.3 miles east of Pebblepath Parkway, on the right 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle Of Bethesda Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also
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By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2003
2. Cold Harbor Campaign Marker
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named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Liberty Hall" (approx. 1.4 miles away); 36th Wisconsin (approx. 1˝ miles away); Polegreen Church (approx. 2 miles 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.)
 
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 1,159 times since then and 22 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.

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