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

Union Reserves

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Union Reserves Marker
Inscription.  Around 15,000 men and the artillery of General Samuel Heintzelman’s Union Third Corps occupied this long stretch of open fields before you. They did not come under direct assault, but did supply reinforcements to the front line.

The farm silo you can see in the distance is near the site of the Binford House. Fully two additional corps of infantry, some 25 to 30,000 men, lay in reserve beyond the Binford Farm. “I could hardly conceive any power that could overwhelm us,” wrote a New Jersey soldier. “It was a great and grand sight, the like of which in all probability I shall never see again.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 24.82′ N, 77° 14.777′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156), on the left when traveling south. Marker is in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield
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Civil War Preservation Trust's efforts to preserve portions of the battlefield.
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Park, near the West House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9051 Malvern Hill Battlefield Terrain, 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. Artillery’s Terrible Effect (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Malvern Hill (about 500 feet away); A Battlefield Landmark (about 600 feet away); The West House (about 800 feet away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Attacks Stall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a picture of the Federal reserves, with the caption “The Union divisions on the Binford Farm stood ready to aid their comrades on the firing line.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Touring Richmond’s Battlefields. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

4. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Union Reserves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Union Reserves Marker
The marker stands at the turn of the trail.
Heintzelman's Corps image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
4. Heintzelman's Corps
Heintzelman's Corps occupied a line to the southeast of the marker during the battle. The ground is currently preserved in part by the efforts of the Civil War Preservation Trust.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 837 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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