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Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Watt Farm Road

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 11, 2011
1. Watt Farm Road Marker
Inscription.  Modern snake-rail fencing and shallow depressions carved out long ago by wagons and livestock mark the location of one of two thoroughfares that passed through the plantation. This road led from the Watt Farm to the New Bridge crossing of the Chickahominy River and ultimately to Richmond, a trip that required a full day’s travel. In Richmond an eager market awaited the farm’s vegetables and grains.

“Having the advantage of a rail fence, I ordered my boys to make with their knapsacks a barricade, which they did in a very short time.” Col. Charles W. Roberts, 2nd Maine Infantry
 
Erected 2011 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 34.362′ N, 77° 17.652′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Watt House Road (Virginia Route 718) 0.7 miles south of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156). This marker is located in the Gaines' Mill Battlefield unit of the Richmond
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By Bernard Fisher, June 11, 2011
2. Watt Farm Road
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National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6283 Watt House Road, 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. Union Rifle Pits (within shouting distance of this marker); Morell’s Division, USA (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cavalry Charge (about 500 feet away); The Battle Ends (about 500 feet away); Mistaken Identity (about 500 feet away); Intensity of Battle (about 500 feet away); Balloons Over the Battlefield (about 500 feet away); Pickett’s Brigade, CSA (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Gaines’ Mill. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. The Battle of Gaines' Mill. Civil War Trust (Submitted on June 13, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Sep. 21, 2021