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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1865.
Location. 37° 35.361′ N, 77° 17.394′ W. Marker is 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 Position (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Fortifications (about 600 feet away); 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). 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 1,226 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.