Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Those People Stand No Chance
[I was] situated near the centre of the line along which this murderous repulse was given, and awake and vigilant of the progress of events, [and] was not aware at any time of any serious assault having been given.
Johnson Hagood, Confederate Officer
By the summer of 1864 construction of earthen defenses had become a refined science. This section of well preserved fortifications lacks only the “header log” through which the soldiers fired.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1791.
Location. 37° 35.259′ N, 77° 17.295′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Anderson-Wright Drive and Cold Harbor 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. Bayonets Are For Digging (a few steps from this marker); Nowhere To Go (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ultimate Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waters Ran Red (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lethal Occupation (about 600 feet away); Confederate Breastworks (about 800 feet away); Killing Fields (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cold Harbor (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. Civil War Field Fortifications. Head-logs and Other Protection Above the Interior Crest. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.