Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle Of Bethesda Church
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-12.)
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 month for this entry is May 1864.
Location. 37° 37.708′ N, 77° 17.694′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) and Hughes Road, on the 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. one mile away); Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 1˝ miles away); 36th Wisconsin (approx. 1.8 miles away); "Liberty Hall" (approx. 1.9 miles away); June 3, 1864 — 18th Corps: A Disastrous Attack (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . Battle with Many Names. In addition to Bethesda Church, other nearby landmarks were mentioned as the battle's name - Totopotomy Creek, Stumps Creek, Shady Grove Lane, and Hanovertown. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,280 times since then and 368 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.