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

Union Firepower

 
 
Union Firepower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Union Firepower Marker
Inscription. Steep terrain on both flanks of the Union line funneled the Confederate attackers into the face of 29 Union cannon lining this ridge. Six 12-pounder Napoleon guns of Company A, 5th U.S. Artillery, fired from near this spot.

During the afternoon of July 1, this battery fired 1,392 rounds of shell and canister. Most devastating was the canister - - shotgun-like blasts of iron balls fired at short range. The Confederate infantry lines melted away under the barrage. No Southerners reached the guns.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 24.803′ N, 77° 15.023′ 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. A Splendid Field of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Malvern Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Malvern Hill (within
Malvern Hill - CWPT image. Click for more information.
2. Malvern Hill - CWPT
Civil War Preservation Trust's efforts to preserve portions of the battlefield.
Click for more information.
shouting distance of this marker); Southern Valor vs. Union Firepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Seven Days Battles (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The West House (about 400 feet away); “the grandest sean of all” (about 400 feet away); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker. The bottom right of the marker features a photograph of Lieutenant Adelbert Ames who “commanded Company A. This medal of honor winner [would] later become a Union general and was the last of the Civil War generals to die, in 1933.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Touring Richmondís Battlefields. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker between two 12-pdr Napoleons image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Marker between two 12-pdr Napoleons
 

4. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Artillery on Malvern Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Union Artillery on Malvern Hill
The marker can be seen in the photo behind the farthest cannon here on the crest of Malvern Hill.
Union Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Union Cannon
The view from the marker shows the approach taken by the charging Confederates during the Battle of Malvern Hill.
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
6. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is 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 720 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   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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