Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery
Connecticut Remembers Her Fallen Sons
The combined Union attacks resulted in the capture of approximately 300 prisoners. Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke’s Confederate division halted their further progress with a withering fire delivered from the left flank. Kellogg was killed at the head of the first battalion in front of the abattis and breastworks held by Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Clingman’s brigade.
The remaining men of the 2nd Connecticut regrouped under Col. Emory Upton, and assisted in the capture of the Confederate line at sunset. However, more than 330 of its men fell killed and wounded in these attacks.
May this unit that began the day raw and inexperienced nevermore be known as a “band box” regiment….
Killed or Mortally Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va.,
Col. Elisha S. Kellogg, Commanding
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1864.
Location. 37° 35.307′ N, 77° 16.935′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Anderson Wright Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Keep Digging (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Captured Trench (about 400 feet away); Keep Your Head Down (about 400 feet away); We Have Broken Through (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (about 400 feet away); A Bloody Baptism of Fire (about 500 feet away); Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
More about this marker. The top plaque lists all members of the 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery who lost their lives at the Battle of Cold Harbor. The front of the monument contains the symbol of the Union VI Corps.
Also see . . .
1. 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Cold Harbor. CMSAC Battle Summaries webpage. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
3. Cold Harbor Monument Dedication For 2nd Connecticut Is June 1, May 2003(Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
4. Cold Harbor Battlefield Virtual Tour by Markers. This is one of the many markers along the walking trail, extended loop trail, and auto tour route in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,687 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.