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

Confederate Attacks Stall

 
 
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By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
1. Confederate Attacks Stall Marker
Inscription. General Couch found the uneven terrain in this section of the Union position less favorable for artillery. He chose to push his infantry well forward of the guns, placing brigades under Abercrombie, Howe, and Palmer on this ground to prevent the attacking southerners from staging a successful assault on the Union guns.

In this vicinity, and to your right, Couch's men repelled charges of D.H. Hill's Confederate division during the heat of the battle. As the advanced Union brigades became fought out, reinforcements marched past the West House and arrived here to assist Couch's regiments.
 
Location. 37° 24.956′ N, 77° 14.772′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Willis Church Road (State Highway 153), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park, near the West House. Marker is 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 marker. The Battle of Malvern Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Infantry Against Infantry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Malvern Hill
Malvern Hill - CWPT image. Click for more information.
2. Malvern Hill - CWPT
Civil War Preservation Trust's efforts to preserve portions of the battlefield.
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(about 600 feet away); Twilight Action (about 800 feet away); Malvern Hill Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Reserves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodist Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Also see . . .
1. Touring Richmondís Battlefields. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Malvern Hill Battlefield Podcast. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Attacks Stall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Confederate Attacks Stall Marker
D.H. Hill's Attack image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
4. D.H. Hill's Attack
Looking back south on the trail at the marker location (on the left), toward the West House (right-center distance). Garland's Confederate Brigade of D.H. Hill's Division advanced toward the Federal lines along what is today the path of the trail. Facing them were portions of Palmer's Brigade, specifically the 10th Massachusetts Infantry.
 
 
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 677 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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