This is the site of Gaines's Mill, which gave its name to the battle of June 27, 1862. Here A. P. Hill's advance guard, following Porter, came in contact with the Union rear guard. After a short action the Unionists withdrew to a position on Boatswain Creek, closely pursued by the Confederates.
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Located on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156), 1 mile east of the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156) and Creighton Road. Marker is on the left when traveling east on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156).
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