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

 
 
Malvern Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Malvern Hill Marker
Inscription.  Nearby stood the Malvern Hill manor house built for Thomas Cocke in the 17th century. The Marquis de Lafayette camped here in July-August 1781, and elements of the Virginia militia encamped nearby during the War of 1812. During the Civil War, 1 July 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee attacked Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Union Army of the Potomac here as it retreated to the James River from the gates of Richmond. Although he dealt Lee a bloody defeat, McClellan continued his withdrawal to Harrison's Landing. The Malvern Hill house survived the battle as a Federal headquarters but burned in 1905.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1862.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.
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It was located near 37° 23.706′ N, 77° 15.007′ W. Marker was near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker was at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Malvern Hill Lane, on the right when traveling west on New Market Road. Touch for map. Marker was 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 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Fergusons of Malvern Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Aggy's Freedom Suit (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Malvern Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.2 miles away); Advantages of Terrain (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Place of Refuge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battlefield Landscape (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Crew House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker which has different content.
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. National Register documentation for Malvern Hill. The entry includes a topographical map indicating the location of the ruins. (Submitted on July 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 23rd PA at Malvern Hill - July 1st 1862. This page has pictures of the Malvern Hill House including
Malvern Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, July 30, 2008
2. Malvern Hill Marker
Looking east on Route 5.
one photograph of the ruins as they are today. (Submitted on June 2, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,834 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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