Near Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Place of Refuge
"We proceeded to the small enclosed garden facing James River, which was in front of the house, and we found our progress to the steps of the front porch obstructed by the Federal dead. The wounded had all been moved, but there were a dozen bodies lying in the small enclosure, and in order to open our way it was necessary to remove three dead men before we could reach the porch." — Joseph C. Brent, Confederate staff officer
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 24.751′ N, 77° 15.156′ W. Marker is near Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) 0.2 miles north of Carters Mill Road (County Route 606), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Advantages of Terrain (a few steps from this marker); The Crew House (a few steps from this marker); The Malvern Hill Crest (within shouting distance of this marker); “the grandest sean of all” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freeman Marker (about 400 feet away); Malvern Hill (about 400 feet away); Malvern Cliffs (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Malvern Cliffs (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
More about this marker. At the time of the visit, the Crew House was on private property. Since then, the Civil War Trust has started efforts to purchase the property.
Also see . . . The Battle of Malvern Hill. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on January 25, 2014.)
Additional keywords. Malvern Hill, Crewe
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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