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

Seven Days Battles

Malvern Hill

 
 
Seven Days Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Seven Days Battles Marker
Inscription.  Across the road here stretched the Confederate line of battle, facing south, in the afternoon of July 1, 1862. Jackson commanded here, Magruder to the west. Longstreet and A. P. Hill were in reserve the battle lasted intermittently. From morning to night, reaching its crisis late in the afternoon. The disjointed Confederate attacks were repulsed with heavy loss.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-195.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1814.
 
Location. 37° 24.995′ N, 77° 14.942′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) and Carter Mills Road, on the right when traveling south on Willis Church Road. Marker is located in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, on the southeast corner of the intersection of Willis
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By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
2. Seven Days Battles Marker
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Church Road and Carter Mills Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9051 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. A different marker also named Seven Days Battles (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Infantry Against Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Malvern Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Malvern Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twilight Action (approx. 0.2 miles away); Malvern Hill Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodist Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Attacks Stall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Union Cannons on Malvern Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Union Cannons on Malvern Hill
These cannon, located about ¼ mile south of the marker, were the object of the Confederate attack on July 1, 1862.
Malvern Hill Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Malvern Hill Battlefield
The troops of Jackson and Magruder advanced across these fields toward the artillery at the crest of Malvern Hill.
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Nov. 29, 2021