Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Farthest Advance
“When I had ridden up to about Crewe’s [slave] cabins, I turned and looked backward, and saw the awful sight as a whole....The long line of dead extended towards our right until lost in the woods and the sloping ravines towards the river, and then extended forward, contracting from our left upon our center, until its apex reached halfway up [to] Crewe’s quarters.” Joseph L. Brent, Confederate staff officer, July 2, 1862
Erected 2011 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 24.864′ N, 77° 15.121′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Willis Church Road (Virginia 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. “the grandest sean of all” (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Malvern Hill Crest (about 600 feet away); Freeman Marker (about 600 feet away); Malvern Hill (about 600 feet away); Union Firepower (about 600 feet away); The Crew House (about 700 feet away); Advantages of Terrain (about 700 feet away); A Place of Refuge (about 700 feet away).
More about this marker. On the left is a photograph with the caption, "Edwin F. Jemison was just 17 years old when he was killed storming the exposed slope of Malvern Hill near this spot. Although a Georgian by birth, Jemison served with the 2nd Louisiana Infantry. Private Jemison’s youthful appearance has made this photograph a classic, used repeatedly to illustrate the far-reaching effects of the Civil War."
On the right is a photograph with the caption, "The photographer stood 100 yards to your right when he took this view. The former slave cabins still stood in the 1885 photograph. Thousands of attacking
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Malvern Hill. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Malvern Hill. Civil War Trust (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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