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

Morell’s Division, USA

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 23, 2009
1. Morell’s Division, USA Marker
Inscription.  “The rebels rushed down the hill in line of battle, but it wasn’t quite so easy rushing across a swamp, waist deep in thick mud, and as they tried it we tried Sharp’s rifles at eight rods, firing as fast as we could put in cartridges, the distance being so short that aim was unnecessary.”
Cpl. William C. Kent
1st U.S. Sharpshooters (Berdan’s)

“The noise of the musketry was not rattling, as ordinarily, but one intense metallic din.”
Maj. William S. Tilton
22nd Massachusetts Infantry

“The battle at this juncture raged furiously. The fire was tremendous. The trees were lopped and branches and leaves fell as thick as snowflakes, whilst the balls flew like a hail-storm.”
Lt. Co1. Hugh S. Campbell
83rd Pennsylvania Infantry
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 34.413′ N, 77° 17.709′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville
Morell’s Division, USA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 23, 2009
2. Morell’s Division, USA Marker
, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Watt House Road 0.7 miles south of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling south. This marker is located on the walking trail along Boatswain Creek in the Gaines' Mill Battlefield unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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. Union Rifle Pits (within shouting distance of this marker); Intensity of Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilcox’s Brigade, CSA (about 300 feet away); Wilcox’s Alabama Brigade, (about 300 feet away); Pickett’s Brigade, CSA (about 300 feet away); Watt Farm Road (about 400 feet away); Confederate Grand Assault (about 500 feet away); Whiting's Advance (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Gaines’ Mill. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Gaines' Mill Battlefield Loop Trail. This marker is one along the loop trail in the Gaines' Mill Battlefield unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on February 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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