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

Beaver Dam Creek

 
 
Beaver Dam Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
1. Beaver Dam Creek Marker
Inscription. Confederate troops pursuing Federals retreating eastward from Mechanicsville here came under heavy fire from across Beaver Dam Creek and were halted with loss in the late afternoon of June 26, 1862.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.788′ N, 77° 21.559′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Old Cold Harbor Road trace 0.1 miles south of Cold Harbor Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located along the Old Cold Harbor Road trace in the Beaver Dam Creek unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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. Lee’s First Strike (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Creek Runs Red (was about 300 feet away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (about 300 feet away); The Confederates Attack (was about 400 feet away but has
Beaver Dam Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 26, 2012
2. Beaver Dam Creek Marker
Now cleaned and refurbished.
been reported missing. ); Historic Cold Harbor Road (about 500 feet away); Holding the High Ground (about 600 feet away); Site of Ellerson’s Mill (about 600 feet away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. Also known as Mechanicsville. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Beaver Dam Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 11, 2003
3. Beaver Dam Creek Marker
Beaver Dam Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 26, 2012
4. Beaver Dam Creek
Pender's Confederate division attacked across the creek in this vicinity.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,366 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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