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

Seven Days Battles

Malvern Hill

 
 
Seven Days Battles Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Seven Days Battles Marker
Inscription. Across the hill here from east to west the Union artillery was in position in the afternoon of July 1, 1862. The Union batteries overpowered the few cannon the Confederates were able to bring up. When the Southern infantry charged from the woods, they were met by a terrible artillery fire but continued to advance until they came under the fire of the Union infantry.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA 230.)
 
Location. 37° 24.814′ N, 77° 14.941′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of 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. The West House (a few steps from this marker); A Battlefield Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Malvern Hill (about 300 feet away); Artillery’s Terrible Effect
Marker on the Malvern Hill Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker on the Malvern Hill Battlefield
Fought on July 1, 1862, the Battle of Malvern Hill was the last of the Seven Days Battles.
(about 300 feet away); Battlefield Landscape (about 300 feet away); Southern Valor vs. Union Firepower (about 300 feet away); Malvern Hill (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. National Park Service website. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Seven Days Battles Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2010
3. Seven Days Battles Marker
From across the Willis Church Road
Site of the Confederate Charge Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Site of the Confederate Charge
On July 1, 1862, Confederate troops charged up this hill toward the Union artillery posted here. The photo looks in the direction from which the charge came.
Union Artillery on Malvern Hill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Union Artillery on Malvern Hill
McClellan placed cannon here at the crest of Malvern Hill to hold off the Confederates until the rest of the Army of the Potomac retreated to Harrison’s Landing on James River.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
6. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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