Gaines's MillOn 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.
|Marker Number||PA 23|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 299405 N 4162869|
|Decimal Degrees||37.59105000, -77.27203333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 35.463', W 77° 16.322'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 35' 27.78" N, 77° 16' 19.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5903-5921 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US|
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