Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Both sides were sensitive to the presence of Bloody Run, which flows just to your right. Grant’s infantry had used the ravine to drive a temporary wedge into the advanced Confederate lines east of here on June 1. Notice that Lee’s men built some of their positions to face south and cover the ravine, undoubtedly in response to what had happened earlier.
Please do your part to insure the continued preservation of these resources by not walking or climbing on the earthworks.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 35.361′ N, 77° 17.394′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from 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. Confederate Fortifications (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Waters Ran Red (about 700 feet away); Bayonets Are For Digging (about 700 feet away); Those People Stand No Chance (about 800 feet away); Nowhere To Go (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Lethal Occupation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ultimate Sacrifice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Between the Lines (approx. 0.2 miles 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Cold Harbor (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,141 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.