Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Those People Stand No Chance
[I was] situated near the centre of the line along which this murderous repulse was given, and awake and vigilant of the progress of events, [and] was not aware at any time of any serious assault having been given.
Johnson Hagood, Confederate Officer
By the summer of 1864 construction of earthen defenses had become a refined science. This section of well preserved fortifications lacks only the “header log” through which the soldiers fired.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 35.259′ N, 77° 17.295′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Anderson-Wright Drive and Cold Harbor Road (Virginia Route 156). Touch for map. This marker is located along the walking trail in the Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Bayonets Are For Digging (a few steps from this marker); Nowhere To Go (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ultimate Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waters Ran Red (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lethal Occupation (about 600 feet away); Confederate Breastworks (about 800 feet away); Killing Fields (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cold Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Cold Harbor (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Field Fortifications. Head-logs and Other Protection Above the Interior Crest. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, 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.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.