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

Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery

Cold Harbor

 
 
Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
1. Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery Monument
Inscription.  
Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery
Col. Peter A. Porter
4th Brigade, 2D Division, 2D Corps
Army of the Potomac

Roll of Honor
Killed or died of wounds received in the
Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864
Col. Peter A. Porter

 
Erected 1909 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 35.355′ N, 77° 16.83′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) and Parrish Place Lane, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located within the Cold Harbor National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6038 Cold Harbor Road, 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. Pennsylvania Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Cold Harbor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
2. Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery Monument.
Field Hospital (about 500 feet away); 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (about 600 feet away); The Family Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Garthright House (about 700 feet away); A Bloody Baptism of Fire (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. New York State Military Museum. 8th Artillery Regiment (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. US Department of Veterans Affairs. Cold Harbor National Cemetery. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Cold Harbor. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. CWSAC Battle Summary. Cold Harbor. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery Monument at Cold Harbor National Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
3. Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery Monument at Cold Harbor National Cemetery.
Nearby Tribute. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 19, 2009
4. Nearby Tribute.
Grave of Col. Peter A. Porter, Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 12, 2015
5. Grave of Col. Peter A. Porter, Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on September 9, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.
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