Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Tired Union infantrymen built these earthworks between June 1-3, 1864, while under Confederate fire, although the heavy woods here offered some safety. These fortifications are the most visible legacy of what happened here, but they also are the most fragile historic resource on the battlefield. Please admire them without damaging them.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 37° 35.555′ N, 77° 17.043′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, 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. In Reserve (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Position (about 800 feet away); Grant's Grand Assault (about 800 feet away); The Cold Harbor Killing Fields (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Bloody Baptism of Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stand Guard And Stay Awake (approx. ¼ mile away); We Have Broken Through (approx. ¼ mile away); A Deadly Delay (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Cold Harbor. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Cold Harbor. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
3. Cold Harbor Battlefield Virtual Tour by Markers. This is one of the many markers along the walking trail, extended loop trail, and auto tour route in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.