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