Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Armies Gather at Cold Harbor
Afternoon — June 1, 1864
— Richmond National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Federal assault on the afternoon of June 1, 1864, temporarily broke the Confederate line and emboldened General Grant to try another assault at Cold Harbor on June 3.
Combat artist William Waud sketched the June 1 action in this vicinity.
Erected 2015 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1864.
Location. 37° 35.951′ N, 77° 16.751′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Beulah Church Road (Virginia Route 633) and Glenharbor Lane, on the left when traveling north on Beulah Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Cold Harbor: The Early Actions (a few steps from this marker); June 3, 1864 — 18th Corps: A Disastrous Attack (a few steps from this marker); Keitt’s Attack — Morning, June 1, 1864 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Reserve (approx. half a mile away); Union Earthworks (approx. half a mile away); The Cold Harbor Killing Fields (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grant's Grand Assault (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . Richmond National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on November 22, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.