Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Deadly Delay
One New Jersey soldier recalled that during the truce the former enemies were
talking to each other and exchanging newspapers…the works were lined with unarmed men, all gazing upon the solemn scene. The 2 hours soon passed, the signal was given, the men rushed back to their arms, and the rattle of musketry was again commenced along the line.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 35.325′ N, 77° 17.103′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Anderson-Wright Touch 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. Stand Guard And Stay Awake (within shouting distance of this marker); A Captured Trench (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); We Have Broken Through (about 400 feet away); Keep Digging (about 400 feet away); Keep Your Head Down (about 500 feet away); A Lethal Occupation (about 500 feet away); Battle of Cold Harbor (about 500 feet away); The Waters Ran Red (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Cold Harbor (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Cold Harbor (Submitted on March 8, 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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.