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

Seven Days Battles

Mechanicsville

 
 
Seven Days Battles / Mechanicsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Seven Days Battles / Mechanicsville Marker
Inscription.  Down this slope in the late afternoon of June 26, 1862, A. P. Hill moved to attack the Unionists holding the east side of Beaver Dam Creek. Pender’s Brigade was on the left, Ripley’s on the right. Exposed to a terrible fire from entrenched troops, Pender and Ripley were driven back, though some men reached the stream.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 35.911′ N, 77° 21.646′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Route 156), on the right when traveling east. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road, just east of Catlin Road (VA-1440). 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. Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pennsylvanians Stand Firm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee’s First Strike
Seven Days Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, August 27, 2014
2. Seven Days Battles Marker
Entrance to the area of the battle described on the marker is to the right in the background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Cold Harbor Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Holding the High Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Ellerson’s Mill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver Dam Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Beaver Dam Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Beaver Dam Creek
This is the site where the troops of Pender and Ripley were held off by Union troops posted on the far side of the creek. It is located about .2 miles to the southeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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