Here Lee and Stonewall Jackson conferred in the morning of June 27, 1862. Jackson's troops halted here until A. P. Hill arrived from Beaver Dam Creek. Hill then moved southward by Gaines's Mill and Longstreet along a road near the river; Jackson turned to the east. All three columns approached the Union position on Boatswain Creek.
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Located on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156), less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156) and Lee Davis Road (Rt. 643). Marker is on the right when traveling west on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156).
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