Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Gathering Storm
At 1:30 General Lee issued the order that turned a one sided exchange of artillery fire into one of the war’s largest frontal assaults. For Hill’s men the moment to advance was at hand.
“The cultivated fields, interspersed with belts & clusters of timber & dotted with delightful residences, extended several miles. The hills were quite high, but the slopes gradual & free of abruptness. Wheat was in shock, oats were ready for the harvest, & corn was waist high.” Lieutenant Charles Haydon, 2nd Michigan Infantry
Erected 2011 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 25.119′ N, 77° 14.826′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Willis Church Road (Virginia Route Click for map. Marker is located 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. Willis Church Parsonage (here, next to this marker); Battle Commences (a few steps from this marker); Methodist Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); Malvern Hill Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Twilight Action (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Malvern Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Infantry Against Infantry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Malvern Hill (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. On the right is "An artist’s view of the Confederate attack at Malvern Hill. Sketches like these shaped people’s concept of the war."
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. Civil War Trust (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 335 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.