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Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield

Most of the northern portion of the Beaver Dam Creek battlefield has been destroyed by development, but Richmond National Battlefield Park protects 365 acres along the lower section of the creek near the site of Ellerson's Mill. That area includes some of the ground the Confederates defended during the June 26, 1862 battle. Located on the south side of Cold Harbor Road (VA Route 156) just east of Mechanicsville, a walking trail from a parking area takes visitors across the historic creek from the Confederate side to the Union side.

Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield: What's Nearby

Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Cold Harbor Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Cold Harbor Battlefield and Visitors Center
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Gaines' Mill Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Gaines' Mill Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The Valentine Richmond History Center
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
The Virginia Capitol
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Seven Pines Battlefield
Sandston, VA

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members would like to save land at Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Mechanicsville, VA | June 26, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
1,700
Union
400
Confed.
1,300