Seven Days' Battles

Seven Days' Battles (HMA78)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.296', W 77° 18.796'

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New Bridge

Leading up to and during the Seven Days' Battles from 25 June to 1 July 1862, bridges and roads played an important role in the movement of the Union and Confederate armies. New Bridge on the Chickahominy River was 1.5 miles south of here, and was one of the most important of the many river crossings. Union army troops marched through this region to Mechanicsville on 24 May 1862. Confederate Maj. Gens. James Longstreet's and Ambrose P. Hill's divisions used the New Bridge on 29 June 1862 as they moved south toward Glendale where they fought elements of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac the next day.
HM NumberHMA78
Marker NumberPA 12
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 295756 N 4162649
Decimal Degrees37.58826667, -77.31326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.296', W 77° 18.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 17.76" N, 77° 18' 47.76" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6599 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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