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Gaines' Mill Battlefield

6283 Watt House Road, Richmond, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, USA  | More on: Gaines' Mill »

On June 27, 1862, Confederate forces under A.P. Hill and Longstreet attacked Fitz John Porter's forces at Gaines Mill, during the Peninsula campaign. Due to poor coordination of Southern commanders, Porter was able to hold his line long enough for McClellan to reposition his forces on the James River, while exacting severe casualties on Confederate forces.


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From I-95 to 295 exit onto Route 156 north (Cold Harbor Road). Make a right-hand turn at the stoplight in order to remain on Route 156. Follow the Gaines Mill Battlefield signs.

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