The Battle of Gaines' Mill - 1862

The Battle of Gaines' Mill - 1862 (HMAKD)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 35.151', W 77° 16.612'

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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.
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Placed ByHanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:23pm PDT -07:00
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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
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5763 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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