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

Battle of Malvern Hill Trail

Richmond National Battlefield Park

 
 
Battle of Malvern Hill Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Battle of Malvern Hill Trail Marker
Inscription. The battle of Malvern Hill is best remembered for the series of bold and bloody charges launched here by the Confederate army on July 1, 1862.

This one and one-half mile trail offers hikers an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of some of the Southern soldiers in their ill-fated attack. Informational signs are located along the route, including at the locations where Union and Confederate artillery operated. The final leg of the trail returns to this parking lot after crossing the ground where the Union right battled “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates as daylight faded.

The battle of Malvern Hill brought the Seven Days campaign to a thunderous conclusion. Although victorious here, the Union army suffered a serious strategic setback during the week-long campaign.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 25.086′ N, 77° 14.812′ W. Marker was in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker was on Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) 0.2 miles north of Carter Mills Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the Malvern Hill
Malvern Hill - CWPT image. Click for more information.
2. Malvern Hill - CWPT
Civil War Preservation Trust's efforts to preserve portions of the battlefield.
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Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, in the parking lot on the east side of Willis Church Road. Marker was 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 location. Malvern Hill Trail (here, next to this marker); Twilight Action (a few steps from this marker); Methodist Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Commences (within shouting distance of this marker); Willis Church Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gathering Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Malvern Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Against Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a picture of the battlefield with the caption “A photographer recorded this view 23 years after the battle. His camera was pointed at the Methodist parsonage located across the road. In the right margin of the print, the photographer wrote: ‘In this field are the uncared for graves of several Confederates over whose remains Indian corn has been planted this spring.’ Recent archeological excavations found no signs
Battle of Malvern Hill Trail Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Battle of Malvern Hill Trail Map from Marker
of those graves.” The top right of the marker features a map of the trail, with the location of the marker indicated.
 
Regarding Battle of Malvern Hill Trail. This marker was replaced by a new one named Malvern Hill Trail (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Malvern Hill Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
4. Battle of Malvern Hill Trail Marker
Advance of DH Hill's Division image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
5. Advance of DH Hill's Division
During the battle, men from DH Hill's Confederate Division crossed the Willis Church Road (background next to the tree line) and advanced south across the fields here. The Confederates were repulsed by Federal infantry and artillery fire.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,884 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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