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

Seven Days’ Battles

Glendale (Frayser’s Farm)

 
 
Seven Days’ Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Seven Days’ Battles Marker
Inscription.  Willis Church Road runs from here to Malvern Hill. A large part of Union Gen. George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac followed this road south toward the James River, four miles ahead, near the end of the Seven Days’ Battles in 1862. On 30 June, at the Battle of Glendale / Frayser’s Farm, seven Union infantry divisions stretched across a wide arc north and west of here to keep this road open. Although Confederate infantrymen pushed to within sight of the critical road, they could not sever it. The Union army retreated on this and parallel roads to Malvern Hill during the night.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-175.)
 
Location. 37° 26.745′ N, 77° 14.011′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) and Charles City Road, on the left when traveling north on Willis Church Road. Marker is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Willis Church Road (VA 156) and Charles City Road. Touch for map
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located less than a mile north of the Glendale Visitor Center in Richmond National Battlefield Park.
. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Glendale (Frayser’s Farm) (within shouting distance of this marker); Riddell's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Frazier's Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Frazier's Farm (approx. half a mile away); Pvt. Benjamin B. Levy (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.6 miles away); Willis' Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Also see . . .  Glendale. CMSAC Battle Summaries webpage. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Willis Church Road (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
3. Willis Church Road (facing south).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,567 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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