Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Less wooded in 1862, this hilltop with its steep sides provided its defenders with both protection and extensive fields of fire. From here a line of Union artillery, supported by infantrymen, repulsed a long series of assaults launched up the hill by the men of General Robert E. Lee's Confederate army. During the night McClellan's soldiers moved southeast, toward their new base at Harrison's Landing. Although it lasted less than half a day, the Battle of Malvern Hill extracted a deadly toll from its participants. More than 8,000 men fell killed and wounded here.
Touring the Battlefield
A network of trails and signs is available to help you explore the battlefield. A 1 1/2-mile trail loops through some of the key sites. Several stops to the north highlight the formation of Confederate troops and place you at the beginning of their attacks. The line of Union cannon here and on the opposite side
The national battlefield park contains sites relating to three separate events of the Civil War: the Seven Days Campaign of 1862, the Overland Campaign of 1864, and the late-war fighting north of the James River.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 24.773′ N, 77° 15.006′ W. Marker was in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker was on Willis Church Road (State Highway 156), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the parking area for the Malvern Hill unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker was in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Malvern Hill (here, next to this marker); A Splendid Field of Battle (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Malvern Hill (a few steps from this marker); Southern Valor vs. Union Firepower (a few steps from this marker); Union Firepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battlefield Landscape (about 300 feet away); Seven Days Battles (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
More about this marker. A large map on the left shows the Richmond National Battlefield Park system. On the left a map provides an overview of the battle: This map shows the climax of the battle, near sunset, when both armies brought as many fresh troops into action as they could gather.
Regarding Richmond Battlefield. This marker was replaced by a new one named Malvern Hill (see nearby markers).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.