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

Engagement at Malvern Cliffs

 
 
Engagement at Malvern Cliffs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Engagement at Malvern Cliffs Marker
Inscription.  On 30 June 1862, as Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated his troops to attack Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's retreating Union army at Glendale, Maj. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes brigade of Confederate troops moved down New Market Road on Lee's right. Union forces on Malvern Hill noticed dust rising above the trees and suspected the movement of the Confederates on New Market Road. As he advanced, Holmes observed the Union troops atop Malvern Hill to the east and deployed his artillery and infantry. When the Confederate artillery opened fire, the massed Union artillery on the hill concentrated its firepower on Holmes's small force. Union gunboats joined in, and Holmes withdrew his force west to the junction of the Long Bridge Road. The Battle of Malvern Hill took place the next day.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-240.)
 
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 June 30, 1862.
 
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24.369′ N, 77° 16.167′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Curles Neck Road, on the right when traveling east on New Market Road. Located with 2 other markers, the Flood of 1771, and Turkey Island (V 5). Located 1 mile east of Nathaniel Bacon (V 32) marker and Curles Neck and Bremo (V 3) marker. Touch for map. 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. The Flood of 1771 (here, next to this marker); Turkey Island (here, next to this marker); Turkey Island Mansion (here, next to this marker); James Crewes (a few steps from this marker); Captain Thomas Harris (approx. 0.4 miles away); Curles Neck and Bremo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nathaniel Bacon (approx. half a mile away); Malvern Cliffs (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Malvren Hill. The fighting at Malvren Cliffs was a lead up to the larger battle of Malvren Hill, the last battle in the "Seven Days Battles" around Richmond in 1862. (Submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Engagement at Malvern Cliffs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. Engagement at Malvern Cliffs Marker
Located alongside The Flood of 1771 and Turkey Island Markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,724 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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