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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNC7_balloons-over-the-battlefield_Mechanicsville-VA.html
"The view I had of the field of battle from the balloon for the first time that afternoon showed me how serious it was?..I was up half an hour in all, when I saw certain movements of our forces which made me hurry down and gallop up to Genl. McCle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN53_springfield-plantation_Mechanicsville-VA.html
In 1862 this farmhouse was home to the widow Sarah Watt, her granddaughter, Mary Jane Haw, and a maid. It was a typical Hanover County plantation of several hundred acres with some 28 slaves who produced a modest income from grains, potatoes, and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN52_garthright-house_Mechanicsville-VA.html
"We charged across the open field under a murdrous storm of balls & canister shot...& soon gained complet[e] possesion of all the buildings....We soon fortified as best we could the aproaches to the house by barrells & farming tools & held the pos…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN50_grants-grand-assault_Mechanicsville-VA.html
"We did not go far, only for six rods [100 feet]oon?by the lively use of bayonets, frying-pans, tin plates, and cups, we had a temporary protection, and the satisfaction of holding practically all the ground we had been over."Oscar Waite, 10th Ver…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN4Y_confederate-fortifications_Mechanicsville-VA.html
The diary of Edward R. Crockett, 4th Texas Infantry, illustrates the daily pressure of life in these trenches: June 4th"We work hard last night & dawn on the 4th have a heavy work completed. We have quit sleeping almost entirely." June 5th"L…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN4U_killing-fields_Mechanicsville-VA.html
"The men bent down as they pushed forward, as if trying ? to breast a tempest, and the files of men went down like rows of blocks or bricks pushed over by striking against each other."John L. Piper, 12th New Hampshire Infantry At first light o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMMQX_reads-batallion_Mechanicsville-VA.html
These cannon mark the approximate position of a four-gun battery belonging to the Richmond Fayette Artillery, part of Major J.P.W. Read's Battalion that held strategic points along the Confederate main line. The battery supported General Alfred H.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLTJ_site-of-polegreen_Mechanicsville-VA.html
Founded 1748 byRev. Samuel DaviesPresbytery of NewCastle synod ofNew York. Seven yearsbefore the organizationof Hanover Presbytery1755 Destroyed June 1st 1864. Erected by Woman's AuxillaryEast Hanover Presbytery1929.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLTH_polegreen-church_Mechanicsville-VA.html
From Virginia's founding until the American Revolution 170 years later, the Anglican Church was the only state recognized religion. The government built the churches and the parsonages and paid the clergy with tax money. All other religious groups…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLTC_polegreen-church_Mechanicsville-VA.html
For more than a century the Polegreen Church stood as a monument to the Hanover Dissenters and Samuel Davies in the struggle for religious liberty. Though Davies died fifteen years before the American Revolution, his influence and revolutionary sp…
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