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Near Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Place of Refuge

 
 
A Place of Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 17, 2011
1. A Place of Refuge Marker
Inscription. The Crew house and its outbuildings soon became one of the battlefield's most recognizable features. Little is known of the family that lived here during the war other than that they did not remain inside the home during the battle. However, Union soldiers, especially the wounded, sought out its protection. A nearby well proved especially popular, providing cool water to soothe those suffering from thirst. Sadly, many brought here did not survive.

"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
The Crew House ca 1898 image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 17, 2011
2. The Crew House ca 1898
Detail from the marker photograph.

"The Crew House around 1898. One of the earliest known images of the house and surrounding landscape. The wartime structure burned shortly after the war and this home was rebuilt on the original site. It remains a private residence today." — Photo courtesy Dayton History
along the Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail next to the Crew House fence 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. 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
 
The Crew House image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 17, 2011
3. The Crew House
The Crew House and Lane image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, May 17, 2011
4. The Crew House and Lane
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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