Down this slope in the late afternoon of June 26, 1862, A. P. Hill moved to attack the Unionists holding the east side of Beaver Dam Creek. Pender's brigade was on the left, Ripley's on the right. Exposed to a terrible fire from entrenched troops, Pender and Ripley were driven back, though some men reached the stream.
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Located on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156), 0.4 miles west of the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156) and I-295. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156).
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