The Battle of Gaines' Mill - 1862

The Battle of Gaines' Mill - 1862 (HMAKD)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 35.151', W 77° 16.612'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Cold Harbor Battlefield Park Walking Trail

All the visible remains along the trail date from the June 1864, Battle of Cold Harbor, but this ground figured prominently in the Seven Days campaign of 1862 as well.

On June 27, 1862, General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Confederates advanced south through here during the final stages of the battle of Gaines' Mill. Union artillery posted on a plateau half a mile to your right dropped shells among the Confederates every few seconds. After several hours of inconclusive fighting, Jackson's men pushed beyond here and helped to drive the Union army across the Chickahominy River.

Another part of the Gaines' Mill battlefield, one mile west of here, is preserved by the National Park Service.
Placed ByHanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:23pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298964 N 4162302
Decimal Degrees37.58585000, -77.27686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.151', W 77° 16.612'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 9.06" N, 77° 16' 36.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5763 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?