Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
889 Union Soldiers,
gathered from the Battle Fields of
Mechanicsville, Savage-Station, Gaines-Mills,
And the vicinity of
Erected by Congress
Year of our Lord 1877, and in the 101st year of the
Independence of the United States of America.
Erected 1877 by Congress.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 37° 35.379′ N, 77° 16.815′ 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. Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Cold Harbor Cold Harbor: June 2, 1864 (about 700 feet away); The Family Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Garthright House (about 700 feet away); A Bloody Baptism of Fire (about 700 feet away); 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . US Department of Veterans Affairs. Cold Harbor National Cemetery. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,242 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.