Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Cold Harbor: The Early Actions
This section of the battleﬁeld saw signiﬁcant ﬁghting on May 31, 1864, and for several days afterward. Confederate and Federal attacks took place over this ground on June 1, as both sides fought to gain advantage at Cold Harbor. On June 3, Federal soldiers of the 18th Corps pushed off from here in Gen. Grantís effort to break the Confederate line. Behind you is modern Beulah Church, rebuilt to replace the wartime structure that burned during the battle.
Hand-to-hand ﬁghting at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864, was just one of many very compelling moments in the
Erected 2015 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 35.958′ N, 77° 16.752′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Beulah Church Road (Virginia Route 633) and Glenharbor Lane, on the left when traveling north on Beulah Church 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. June 3, 1864 — 18th Corps: A Disastrous Attack (here, next to this marker); The Armies Gather at Cold Harbor (a few steps from this marker); Keittís Attack — Morning, June 1, 1864 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Reserve (approx. half a mile away); Union Earthworks (approx. half a mile away); The Cold Harbor Killing Fields (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grant's Grand Assault (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . . Richmond National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on November 22, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.