Near Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
These woods are historic. They and the small stream that you crossed offered welcome shelter to Confederate soldiers. Several brigades, mostly under the command of General John B. Magruder, advanced up the slope and subsequently fell back into these woods while Union artillerists threw shells into the treetops.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 25.206′ N, 77° 15.048′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Carters Mill Road and Willis Church Road (Virginia Highway 156), on the right when traveling north on Carters Mill Road. Located in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. "Madness" (within shouting distance of this marker); Malvern Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Futility (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Confederate Futility (about 700 feet away); Outgunned (about 700 feet away); Historic Farm Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate High Water Mark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willis Church Parsonage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.