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

Seven Days Battles

Gainesís Mill

 
 
Gainesís Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Gainesís Mill Marker
Inscription.  On this hill, facing north, Sykesís division was posted in the afternoon of June 27, 1862, holding the eastern end of the Union line. Here Jackson attacked, while to the west A. P. Hill and Longstreet renewed their assaults. When the Union line was broken on their left, Sykesís regulars fell back to the river still fighting.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-80.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 34.376′ N, 77° 16.282′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the left when traveling south. 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. Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Scars of Conflict (approx. 0.9 miles away); Misery In The Trenches (approx. 0.9 miles away); Federal Artillery Battery (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bloody Eighth
Gainesís Mill Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Gainesís Mill Battlefield
The Union troops were attacked at this location on June 27, 1862 during the Battle of Gaines Mill.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.9 miles away); Digging In (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Well Preserved Union Artillery Position (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gainesí Mill. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 6, 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 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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