Near Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Malvern Hill Crest
On several occasions, when Southern infantry approached, the cannoneers willingly gave way to their own infantry supports, which rushed forward through the line of cannon and dispersed the Confederates. This often involved close-quarters fighting, and a great many of the Union army's 3,000 casualties occurred in these actions.
A short spur trail to your left goes past the Crew House to an important overlook. Take the trail to see the cliffs of Malvern Hill. The next top on the primary trail is to your right beside the main road.
Location. 37° 24.77′ N, 77° 15.113′ W. Marker is near Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Willis Church Road (State Highway 156), on the right when traveling south. 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. “the grandest sean of all” (a few steps from this marker); Advantages of Terrain A Place of Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crew House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Splendid Field of Battle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freeman Marker (about 500 feet away); Union Firepower (about 500 feet away); Malvern Hill (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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