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

Willis' Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher
1. Willis' Church Marker
Inscription.  This edifice, which gave its name to the road McClellan followed from Glendale in his withdrawal toward James River, was used as a field hospital by the Confederate troops after the Battle of Malvern Hill. July 1, 1862.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia - D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1838.
 
Location. 37° 26.092′ N, 77° 14.136′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) 0.8 miles south of Charles City Road Road, on the right when traveling south. Located 500 feet south of the Glendale National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8360 Willis Church Rd, Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Glendale (approx.
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
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0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days’ Battles (approx. ¾ mile away); Glendale (Frayser’s Farm) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Riddell's Shop (approx. 0.8 miles away); Frazier's Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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