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

Seven Days Battles

Gaines’s Mill

 
 
Seven Days Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Seven Days Battles Marker
Inscription.  Here Lee and Stonewall Jackson conferred in the morning of June 27, 1862. Jackson’s troops halted here until A. P. Hill arrived from Beaver Dam Creek. Hill then moved southward by Gaines’s Mill and Longstreet turned to the east. All three columns approached the Union position on Boatswain Creek.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 36.023′ N, 77° 20.033′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) east of Autumn Ridge Lane, 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. Walnut Grove Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Seven Days' Battles
Gaines’ Mill Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Gaines’ Mill Battlefield
The Union line was located here near Boatswain Creek on June 27, 1862. After several Confederate attacks, the Union broke and retreated to the Chickahominy River.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); "Liberty Hall" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ellerson's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Pennsylvanians Stand Firm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Ellerson’s Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Holding the High Ground (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gaines’ Mill. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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