Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Garthright House - 1864
After Grant left for Petersburg, the Confederates set up their field hospital in the Garthright House.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 35.336′ N, 77° 16.719′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located across the road from the Cold Harbor National Cemetery. 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 location. Cold Harbor: June 2, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Garthright House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Family Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cold Harbor Battlefield Walking Trail (about 300 feet away); The Battle Opens (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Monument (about 500 feet away); Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (about 500 feet away); Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker features a picture of wounded Union soldiers being treated near the Garthright House. The upper left contains a photograph of wounded soldiers on the battlefield.
Regarding Field Hospital. This marker was replaced by a new one named Garthright House (see nearby markers).
Also see . . .
1. Cold Harbor. CMSAC Battle Summaries webpage. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Cold Harbor. Richmond National Battlefield. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Cold Harbor Battlefield Park Walking Trail. This marker is one along the walking trail around a portion of the Cold Harbor Battlefield preserved by Hanover County Parks and Recreation. (Submitted on February 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.