The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles

The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (HM9VF)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
Country: United States of America

N 37° 35.459', W 77° 23.15'

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During the Civil War's Seven Days' Battles from 25 June to 1 July 1862, many engagements occurred along and near the Chickahominy River. Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan led the Army of the Potomac. His goal was to capture the Confederate capital city of Richmond, defended by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Battles fought near the river include Beaver Dam Creek (Mechanicsville) on 26 June, Gaines's Mill on 27 June, and Savage's Station on 29 June. These and other battles encouraged McClellan to retreat to Harrison's Landing and ended the immediate threat to the capital city.
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HM NumberHM9VF
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Marker NumberE 11
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289356 N 4163111
Decimal Degrees37.59098333, -77.38583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.459', W 77° 23.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 27.54" N, 77° 23' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4601 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond VA 23223, US
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