Along this road Fitz-John Porter withdrew from Beaver Dam Creek in the early morning of June 27, 1862. McClellan, having learned that Stonewall Jackson was approaching Porter's rear, late at night ordered the withdrawal to another position. This was on Boatswain Creek, not far from New Cold Harbor.
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 east of the intersection of Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156) and I-295. Marker is on the right when traveling east on Cold Harbor Road (Rt. 156).
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