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

Malvern Hill

 
 
Malvern Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Malvern Hill Marker
Inscription. Malvern Hill is the story of Confederate infantry against massed Federal artillery – Southern valor against Union firepower. Late in the afternoon of July 1, 1862, blasts from Union cannon blanketed this field with smoke. Residents of Staunton, Virginia, more than 100 miles distant, heard the roar of those guns.

Confederate infantry swarmed in front, desperate to gain a foothold near the Union guns. Their goal: drive the Federals from Malvern Hill and give Robert E. Lee the total victory he so craved.

From here a one and a half mile battlefield loop trail begins to your right. A shorter one-quarter mile spur trail leading to an important battlefield overlook beyond the Crew House starts to your left.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 24.774′ N, 77° 14.991′ 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. Southern Valor vs. Union Firepower
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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(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Malvern Hill (a few steps from this marker); A Splendid Field of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Firepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Seven Days Battles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The West House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a battle map displaying Magruder's attack of the Union artillery placed in front of the marker. The location of the marker is also indicated.
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Touring Richmond’s Battlefields. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Malvern Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Malvern Hill Marker
 

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. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Artillery on Malvern Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Artillery on Malvern Hill
A stand of cannons are located in front of the marker, at the crest of Malvern Hill.
Battle Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Battle Map from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 86 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. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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