Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
We Must Hold This Line
Once completed, the opposing battle lines at Cold Harbor stretching nearly seven miles. You are standing at the center of the Confederate position.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. 37° 35.103′ N, 77° 17.22′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Anderson Wright Drive and Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling north on Anderson Wright Drive. Touch for map. Marker is near the Visitor Center in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of 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. Walk in the Footsteps of History (here, next to this marker); Cold Harbor (within shouting distance Killing Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); Read's Batallion (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Cold Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ultimate Sacrifice (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nowhere To Go (approx. 0.2 miles away); Those People Stand No Chance (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . .
1. Cold Harbor. CMSAC Battle Summaries webpage. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Cold Harbor. Richmond National Battlefield. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.