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Malvern Hill Trail

 
 
Malvern Hill Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2011
1. Malvern Hill Trail Marker
Inscription. This one-and-a-half mile trail reveals one of the best preserved battlefields in the nation. More than a dozen signs describe the landscape, the progress of the battle, and its various landmarks. Parking lots at the crest of Malvern Hill and at the Parsonage ruins provide access points.

If you begin at the Parsonage, you will walk the disastrous Confederate assault in the footsteps of the participants before reaching the Union line and circling back past the West House. If you start your walk at the crest of the hill, among the now-silent Federal cannon, you will experience the strength of the position before walking the route of the Confederate attacks.
 
Erected 2011 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
Location. 37° 25.086′ N, 77° 14.811′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) 0.2 miles north of Carters Mill Road. Click for map. Marker is in the Malvern Hill Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9175 Willis Church Road, Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twilight Action (a few steps from this marker); Methodist Parsonage
Malvern Hill Trail Map image. Click for full size.
September 6, 2011
2. Malvern Hill Trail Map
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Commences (within shouting distance of this marker); Willis Church Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gathering Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Malvern Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Against Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Malvern Hill (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker. On the bottom is an image with the caption, "This 1800s woodcut emphasized the role of artillery at Malvern Hill."
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Malvern Hill. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Malvern Hill. Civil War Trust (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Parsonage Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2011
3. Parsonage Parking Lot
 

4. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Battle of Malvern Hill Trail” (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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