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

Battle of Cold Harbor

Main Line of Anderson’s Left Wing

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher
1. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
Inscription. The Confederate earthworks here crossing this road were occupied May 31 – June 12, 1864, by the Left Division “Fields” of the First Corps. Then commanded by R.H. Anderson. Heavily attacked on June 3, this part of the line was held against repeated assaults.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 36.8′ N, 77° 17.984′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Walnut Grove Road 0.1 miles east of Colts Neck Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Cold Harbor Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle Of Bethesda Church
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By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2003
2. Battle of Cold Harbor Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); "Liberty Hall" (approx. 1.4 miles away); June 3, 1864 — 18th Corps: A Disastrous Attack (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cold Harbor: The Early Actions (approx. 1˝ miles 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.)
 
Additional keywords. reeman 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 1,187 times since then and 86 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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