Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Armies Gather at Cold Harbor
Afternoon — June 1, 1864
The Federal assault on the afternoon of June 1, 1864, temporarily broke the Confederate line and emboldened General Grant to try another assault at Cold Harbor on June 3.
Combat artist William Waud sketched the June 1 action in this vicinity.
Erected 2015 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 35.951′ N, 77° 16.751′ 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 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. Cold Harbor: The Early Actions (a few steps from this marker); June 3, 1864 — 18th Corps: A Disastrous Attack (a few steps from this marker); Keitt’s Attack — Morning, June 1, 1864 (about 700 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 234 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.