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

Union Reserves

 
 
Union Reserves Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Union Reserves Marker
Inscription. Around 15,000 men and the artillery of General Samuel Heintzelman’s Union Third Corps occupied this long stretch of open fields before you. They did not come under direct assault, but did supply reinforcements to the front line.

The farm silo you can see in the distance is near the site of the Binford House. Fully two additional corps of infantry, some 25 to 30,000 men, lay in reserve beyond the Binford Farm. “I could hardly conceive any power that could overwhelm us,” wrote a New Jersey soldier. “It was a great and grand sight, the like of which in all probability I shall never see again.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 24.82′ N, 77° 14.777′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park, near the West House. 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. Artillery’s Terrible Effect (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of 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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(about 500 feet away); A Battlefield Landmark (about 600 feet away); The West House (about 800 feet away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Attacks Stall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a picture of the Federal reserves, with the caption “The Union divisions on the Binford Farm stood ready to aid their comrades on the firing line.”
 
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.) 

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
Union Reserves Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Union Reserves Marker
The marker stands at the turn of the trail.
. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Heintzelman's Corps Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
4. Heintzelman's Corps
Heintzelman's Corps occupied a line to the southeast of the marker during the battle. The ground is currently preserved in part by the efforts of the Civil War Preservation Trust.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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