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Jackson's March to Mechanicsville

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 14, 2009
1. Jackson's March to Mechanicsville Marker
Inscription.  In mid-June 1862, having defeated three Union armies in the Shenandoah Valley, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his Valley Army joined Gen. Robert E. Lee to defend Richmond. Jackson and his men marched by here on 26 June to strike the flank of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's army near Mechanicsville. Because of Jackson's exhaustion and unfamiliarity with the roads, however, they arrived too late to fight. On 27 June, Jackson and the rest of the Army of Northern Virginia assaulted the Union right flank at Gaines's Mill, Lee's clearest victory in the Seven Days' Campaign.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 37° 45.057′ N, 77° 28.288′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on South Washington Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Pleasant Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Jackson's March to Mechanicsville Marker on US Route 1 facing south. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 14, 2009
2. Jackson's March to Mechanicsville Marker on US Route 1 facing south.
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. Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ashland (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry at Hanover Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Town Of Ashland Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Downtown Business Growth Fuels Ashland Expansion (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. ¾ mile away); Railroad Company Sees Potential For A Town Among The Slash Pines (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Gaines's Mill (Submitted on February 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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