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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.  Here Lee met Longstreet and Jackson in the morning of July 1, 1862. D. H. Hill reported the strength of the Union position on Malvern Hill; but Lee, having cause to believe the Unionists were weakening, prepared to attack. Jackson and D. H. Hill moved on this road southward to Malvern Hill.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-180.)
 
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, 1898.
 
Location. 37° 26.254′ N, 77° 14.109′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) north of Western Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located just north of the Glendale – Malvern Hill Visitor Center in Richmond National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8290 Western Run 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. Willis' Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles
Glendale – Malvern Hill Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Glendale – Malvern Hill Visitor Center
Marker is located across the road and a short distance north of the Visitor Center in Richmond National Battlefield Park.
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days’ Battles (approx. 0.6 miles away); Glendale (Frayser’s Farm) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Riddell's Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Glendale (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frazier's Farm (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on January 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Malvern Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Malvern Hill
The Confederates attacked the Union line here, on Malvern Hill, on July 1, 1862. Artillery placed at the crest of the hill held off the Confederates until the Union army could complete their retreat to the James River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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