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Near Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Malvern Hill

Confederate Assault

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
1. Malvern Hill Marker
Inscription. Up the face of this ridge and through the meadow to the left J.B. Magruder's troops charged the Federal positions on the crest, around the Crew House, July 1, 1862. D.H. Hill's charge was to the right, on both sides of the Willis Church Road.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 24.798′ N, 77° 15.207′ W. Marker is near Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located along the walking trail west of the Crew House within the Malvern Hill unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freeman Marker (here, next to this marker); Malvern Cliffs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crew House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Place of Refuge (about 400 feet away); Advantages of Terrain (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Malvern Cliffs (about 400 feet away); “the grandest sean of all” (about 500 feet away); The Malvern Hill Crest (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
2. Malvern Hill Marker
 Battle of Malvern Hill. The end of the Seven Days. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Malvern Hill, by Herman Melville
Ye elms that wave on Malvern Hill
      In prime of morn and May,
Recall ye how McClellan’s men
      Here stood at bay?
While deep within yon forest dim
      Our rigid comrades lay—
Some with the cartridge in their mouth,
Others with fixed arms lifted South—
            Invoking so
The cypress glades? Ah wilds of woe!

The spires of Richmond, late beheld
      Through rifts in musket-haze,
Were closed from view in clouds of dust
      On leaf-walled ways,
Where streamed our wagons in caravan;
      And the Seven Nights and Days
Of march and fast, retreat and fight,
Pinched our grimed faces to ghastly plight—
            Does the elm wood
Recall the haggard beards of blood?

The battle-smoked flag, with stars eclipsed,
      We followed (it never fell!)—
In silence husbanded our strength—
      Received their yell;
Till on this slope we patient turned
      With cannon ordered well;
Reverse we proved was not defeat;
But ah, the sod what thousands meet!—
            Does Malvern Wood
Bethink itself, and muse and brood?

We elms of Malvern Hill
      Remember every
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3. Malvern Hill Marker
thing;
But sap the twig will fill:
Wag the world how it will,
      Leaves must be green in Spring.


—July, 1862
    — Submitted March 22, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.

 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
4. National Park Service - Freeman Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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