Half a mile south is Boatswain Creek. The battle that was begun at Gaines's Mill by A. P. Hill, following Porter's rear guard, culminated at the Union position on Boatswain Creek. There A. P. Hill and Longstreet, moving eastward, and Jackson coming from the north converged to attack Unionists.
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Located on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156), 1.75 miles east of the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156) and Creighton Road. Marker is on the right when traveling east on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156).
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