Mechanicsville was held by Union outposts when, in the early afternoon of June 26, 1862, A. P. Hill reached it coming from the north. The Unionists were quickly driven back to their position on Beaver Dam Creek. Then D. H. Hill, followed by Longstreet, crossed the Chickahominy on this road and joined A. P. Hill
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Located on Mechanicsville Turnpike (Hwy 360), less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike (Hwy 360) and Atlee Road. Marker is on the left when traveling west on Mechanicsville Turnpike (Hwy 360).
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