Friday April 22, 2016, 37 miles(59.5 km)
Today was a planned short day with a long day yesterday and another long one for tomorrow. Today was along most quiet country roads. Much of the day's route was near several Civil War battlefields.
My first stop of the day was at the Glendale National Cemetery. The cemetery was created for Union soldiers recovered from Malvern Hill, Frayer’s Farm, Harrison’s Landing and other areas in the vicinity. The small cemetery is closed to new interments though was actively used into the 1980s.I passed many farm fields which looked like the one shown below, not sure what they are growing but sure is a lot of plastic row protection.
I also passed some very nice old houses with well kept yards.
My last stop of the day was the Cold Harbor National Cemetery. The small 1.4 acre cemetery has the remains of Union soldiers who lost their lives in the Battles of Mechanicsville and Savage Station along with other battles in the area. The remains of 889 unknown Union soldiers are buried in two trenches along the north wall the cemetery.