Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
From Stalemate to Breakthrough
Richmond National Battleﬁeld Park
The first several hours witnessed repeated and unsuccessful Confederate attacks through the woods on your left and across the fields on your right. They aimed at the Union line beyond Boatswain's Creek. Daylight waned. When the soldiers of Whitings division arrived here they provided fresh manpower that helped the final attack get started. That last all-out effort stretched across the width of the battlefield and incorporated more men in a simultaneous attack than any other episode in Lee''s career.
To see more of the battlefield, please continue four-tenths of a mile down the Watt House Road to the main parking lot.
The final hour before sunset witnessed heavy action in all directions. The non-profit American Battlefield Trust prepared this map for Richmond National Battlefield Park. The Trust is responsible for preserving much of this battlefield
Erected 2018 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 37° 34.792′ N, 77° 17.431′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Watt House Road (Virginia Route 718) 0.2 miles south of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whiting's Division (here, next to this marker); 11th Mississippi Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Seven Days’ Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Cold Harbor (approx. ¼ mile away); Powerful Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle Begins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Gaines' Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . Richmond National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on July 2, 2018.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.