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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAP7_the-union-left-flank_Mechanicsville-VA.html
This loop trail visits the left of the Union line. Along it you will learn about the charge of General Pickett's Confederate brigade; see more of the ground stubbornly defended by General Morell's division; learn of the bravery displayed by an Ala…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAP5_the-battle-begins_Mechanicsville-VA.html
Porter's soldiers rested their muskets across a make-shift breastwork of felled trees, bales of hay, and knapsacks. A Union soldier remembered "an ominous silence" that covered the battlefield moments before Lee launched his first assault at 2:30 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAP4_wilcoxs-alabama-brigade_Mechanicsville-VA.html
Brigadier General Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox Wilcox's Alabama Brigade, Longstreet's Division, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA Near here on June 27, 1862, three Confederate brigades under General Cadmus M. Wilcox ascended this hill, broke the Uni…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAMG_tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier_Mechanicsville-VA.html
Near this stone rest the remains of889 Union Soldiers,gathered from the Battle Fields ofMechanicsville, Savage-Station, Gaines-Mills,And the vicinity ofCold-Harbor. Erected by CongressYear of our Lord 1877, and in the 101st year of theIndepende…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAMF_eighth-n-y-heavy-artillery_Mechanicsville-VA.html
Eighth N. Y. Heavy ArtilleryCol. Peter A. Porter4th Brigade, 2D Division, 2D CorpsArmy of the Potomac Roll of HonorKilled or died of wounds received in theBattle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864Col. Peter A. Porter
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAME_pennsylvania-monument_Mechanicsville-VA.html
Erected by theCommonwealth of Pennsylvaniato allPennsylvania regimentswhich participated in the operationsfrom May 31 to June 12, 1864.Incident to and during theBattle of Cold Harbor, VirginiaJune 1-3, 1864.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAKN_cold-harbor-battlefield-walking-trail_Mechanicsville-VA.html
For thirteen days Union and Confederate armies faced each other around Cold Harbor, their lines separated by only 150 yards of ravaged ground. Twice, on June 1 and June 3 1864, savage fighting erupted when the Federals launched massive assaults ag…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAKI_the-family-cemetery_Mechanicsville-VA.html
"Near Cold Harbor stands the house where my father was born, and not far from the house there is a graveyard, surrounded by a brick wall?there sleep the generations of my forefathers. In that enclosure is buried Mr. James Hooper.Dr. Thomas W. Hoop…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAKH_misery-in-the-trenches_Mechanicsville-VA.html
The earthworks before you were home to Union soldiers for nearly two weeks during the fighting at Cold Harbor. One Federal officer described the suffering that these troops endured living and working in the trenches: "The work of intrenching co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMAKG_digging-in_Mechanicsville-VA.html
By the time the armies reached Cold Harbor soldiers on both sides were adept at building earthworks. The trenches before you are typical of the works that stretched for nearly seven miles and defined the fighting here at Cold Harbor. Union general…
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