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

Glendale (Frayserís Farm)

 
 
Glendale (Frayserís Farm) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Glendale (Frayserís Farm) Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity, the Union Army of the Potomac made a stand on 30 June 1862, during its retreat from the Chickahominy River toward the James River. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan posted several Union divisions facing east and north to protect this intersection, known locally as Riddellís Shop. In the ensuing battle, Confederate divisions commanded by Major Generals James Longstreet and A. P. Hill attacked the Union divisions of Brig. Gen. George A. McCall and Maj. Gen. Philip Kearney. The action became hand-to-hand, the two sides fighting with bayonets while they struggled for possession of the Union artillery stationed nearby. Late in the battle, McCall was captured near here by soldiers of the 47th Virginia Infantry. The Union line held, enabling McClellan to continue his retreat.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA 159.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 37° 26.757′ N, 77° 13.999′ W. Marker is near Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles City Road and Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156), on the right when traveling west on Charles City Road
Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located less than a mile north of the Glendale Visitor Center in Richmond National Battlefield Park.
. Click for map. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Charles City Road and Willis Church Road (VA 156). 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. Riddell's Shop (a few steps from this marker); Seven Daysí Battles (within shouting distance of this marker); Frazier's Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Frazier's Farm (approx. half a mile away); Pvt. Benjamin B. Levy (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.6 miles away); Willis' Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Glendale or Frayser's Farm by markers.
 
Also see . . .  Glendale. CMSAC Battle Summaries webpage. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Darbytown, Charles City, & Willis Church Roads (facing east). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
3. Darbytown, Charles City, & Willis Church Roads (facing east).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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