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

Seven Days Battles

Gaines's Mill

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
1. Seven Days Battles Marker
Inscription.  Stonewall Jackson reached this point in the afternoon of June 27, 1862, after a circuit of Gaines's Mill. When he learned that A. P. Hill and Longstreet to the west were hard pressed, he moved south to join in the attack.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-60.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 35.464′ N, 77° 16.326′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seven Days' Campaign (here, next to this marker); 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.
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By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
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0.4 miles away); From Farmland to Forest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Reserve Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Field Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
 
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 882 times since then and 15 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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