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

Battle of Cold Harbor

The Field of the Heaviest Losses

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 18, 2003
1. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
Inscription. This was approximately the farthest point gained and held by the Federals in their assaults of June 3, 1864 on the Confederate main line, 130 yards to the west. The heaviest losses sustained by the Federals were along and on either side of this road.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.276′ N, 77° 17.018′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Route 156), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located within the Cold Harbor 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. Keep Your Head Down ( a few steps from this marker); Keep Digging ( within shouting distance of this marker); A Captured Trench ( within shouting distance of this marker); We Have Broken Through ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery
Battle of Cold Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 18, 2003
2. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
( about 400 feet away); Stand Guard And Stay Awake ( about 400 feet away); A Deadly Delay ( about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cold Harbor Battlefield. Civil War Preservation Trust listed the battlefield as on of the most endangered sites in 2008. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Cold Harbor. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Cold Harbor Battlefield Virtual Tour by Markers. This is one of the many markers along the walking trail, extended loop trail, and auto tour route in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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