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

Seven Days Battles

Gaines’s Mill

 
 
Gaines’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Gaines’s Mill Marker
Inscription.  On this hill, facing north, Sykes’s 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, Sykes’s regulars fell back to the river still fighting.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-80.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1862.
 
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
Gaines’s Mill Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Gaines’s Mill Battlefield
The Union troops were attacked at this location on June 27, 1862 during the Battle of Gaines Mill.
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bloody Eighth (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. Gaines’ Mill. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022