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

Battlefield Landscape

 
 
Battlefield Landscape Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Battlefield Landscape Marker
Inscription. Photographs taken during and shortly after the war help us to understand, preserve and rehabilitate the battlefield landscape. In the 1880ís a photographer recorded a series of views of Malvern Hill to accompany Civil War articles published in Century magazine. In this image the cameraman stood here to capture the sloping fields across which the Confederates attacked. Notice the slave cabins to the left and the largely treeless landscape. Recent scene restoration has made this comparison more effective.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 24.761′ N, 77° 14.943′ 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. Battlefield of Malvern Hill (a few steps from this marker); Southern Valor vs. Union Firepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Malvern Hill (within shouting
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.
distance of this marker); Seven Days Battles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The West House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Malvern Hill (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (about 300 feet away); A Splendid Field of Battle (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a photograph of the Malvern Hill Battlefield taken from the location of the marker. It has a caption of “The Historic Slave Cabins. Image courtesy of Gilder-Lehrman Collection.”
 
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.) 

4. The Seven Days Battle
Marker on the Malvern Hill Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Marker on the Malvern Hill Battlefield
. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker at the Entrance to the Parking Area Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
4. Marker at the Entrance to the Parking Area
Battlefield Landscape Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
5. Battlefield Landscape
Looking north across the battlefield today. The location of the slave cabins was to the left of this view. The Confederate artillery positions were to the north, in the distant center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 60 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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