Battle of Beaver Dam CreekThe Civil War battle of Beaver Dam Creek (Mechanicsville) began on the afternoon of 26 June 1862. Confederate Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill's division crossed the Chickahominy upstream at Meadow Bridges and encountered Union skirmishers. The Federals fell back to a strong position east of Beaver Dam Creek at Ellerson's Mill. There the Confederates attacked along a two-mile front, but were repulsed by Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter's V Corps. That night Union forces abandoned their position and occupied a new defensive line behind Boatswain's Creek, where the Battle of Gaines's Mill took place the next day.
|Marker Number||O 6|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 290766 N 4164349|
|Decimal Degrees||37.60245000, -77.37023333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 36.147', W 77° 22.214'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 36' 8.82" N, 77° 22' 12.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7413-7433 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US|
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