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

Battlefield Burials

 
 
Battlefield Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
1. Battlefield Burials Marker
Inscription. The depressions to the right of the trail probably represent former graves of Confederate soldiers. The dead of both armies received hasty battlefield burials. Most were disinterred after the war, with the Union dead going to Glendale National Cemetery and the Confederate dead probably being removed to Richmond.

These woods are historic. They and the small stream that you crossed offered welcome shelter to Confederate soldiers. Several brigades, mostly under the command of General John B. Magruder, advanced up the slope and subsequently fell back into these woods while Union artillerists threw shells into the treetops.
 
Location. 37° 25.206′ N, 77° 15.048′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Carters Mill Road and Willis Church Road (Virginia Highway 156), on the right when traveling north on Carters Mill Road. Click for map. Located in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of the 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. "Madness" (within shouting distance of this marker); Malvern Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Futility
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 600 feet away); a different marker also named Confederate Futility (about 700 feet away); Outgunned (about 700 feet away); Historic Farm Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate High Water Mark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willis Church Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battlefield Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Battlefield Burials Marker
Depression in the Ground image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
4. Depression in the Ground
Stream Mentioned on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
5. Stream Mentioned on the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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