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

Seven Days’ Campaign

Gaines's Mill

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
1. Seven Days' Campaign Marker
Inscription. On 25 June 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee led his Army of Northern Virginia in the Seven Days' Campaign to drive Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Army of the Potomac from the gates of Richmond. By 27 June the Union left flank rested atop Turkey Hill near Gaines's Mill. At first Lee's piecemeal assaults failed, as Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill led his division down this slope and across Boatswain Swamp, followed on the right by Maj. Gen. James Longstreet. Finally, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson arrived late in the afternoon; a coordinated attack then swept the Federals from the hill.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-23.)
 
Location. 37° 35.463′ N, 77° 16.322′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156) and Crown Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Cold Harbor Road. 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 walking distance of this marker. Seven Days Battles (here, next to this marker); Cold Harbor Battlefield Walking Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle Opens
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By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
2. Seven Days' Campaign Markers
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cold Harbor: June 2, 1864 (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Farmland to Forest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Reserve Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Garthright House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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