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

Seven Days' Campaign

Gaines's Mill

 
 
Seven Days' Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
1. Seven Days' Campaign Marker
Inscription.  On 25 June 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee led his Army of Northern Virginia in the Seven Days' Campaign to drive Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Army of the Potomac from the gates of Richmond. By 27 June the Union left flank rested atop Turkey Hill near Gaines's Mill. At first Lee's piecemeal assaults failed, as Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill led his division down this slope and across Boatswain Swamp, followed on the right by Maj. Gen. James Longstreet. Finally, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson arrived late in the afternoon; a coordinated attack then swept the Federals from the hill.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-23.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 35.463′ N, 77° 16.322′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) and Crown Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Cold Harbor Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seven Days Battles (here, next to this marker); Cold Harbor Crossroads (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cold Harbor Crossroads (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Cold Harbor Crossroads (about 500 feet away); Cold Harbor Battlefield Walking Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle Opens (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cold Harbor: June 2, 1864 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Seven Days' Campaign Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
2. Seven Days' Campaign Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 947 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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