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SEVEN DAYS BATTLES BATTLE OF BEAVER DAM CREEK The Civil War Battle Of Beaver Dam ...

SEVEN DAYS BATTLES BATTLE OF BEAVER DAM CREEK The Civil War Battle Of Beaver Dam ...

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Description: SEVEN DAYS BATTLES BATTLE OF BEAVER DAM CREEK The Civil War battle of Beaver Dam Creek ( Mechanicsville ) began on the afternoon of 26 June 1862 . Confederate Maj . Gen . Ambrose P . Hills division crossed the Chickahominy upstream at Meadow Bridges and encountered Union skirmishers . The Federals fell back to a stron position east of Beaver Dam Creek at Ellersons Mill . There the Confederates attacked along a two mile front , but were repulsed by Maj . Gen . Fitz John Porters V Corps . That night Union forces abandoned their position and occupied a new defensive line behind Boatswains Creek , where the Battle of Gainess Mill took place the next day . Department of Historic Resources , 2002

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