Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Cannon Devastate the Confederates
—Malvern Hill Battleﬁeld - Richmond National Battleﬁeld Park —
Pinched into a narrow attack front by steep cliffs on either side, Southern soldiers felt the full devastating blast of that Federal artillery. To a numbed eyewitness, "it seemed as though everything was at war with everything else, and death and destruction was the game of the whole."
Erected by Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, Inc.
Location. 37° 25.164′ N, 77° 15.164′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Carters Mill Road and Willis Church Road (State Highway 156), on the right when traveling south on Carters Mill Road. Touch for map. Located in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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 Outgunned (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Confederate Futility (about 400 feet away); Malvern Hill (about 400 feet away); "Madness" (about 500 feet away); Historic Farm Road (about 600 feet away); Battlefield Burials (about 600 feet away); The Confederate High Water Mark (about 700 feet away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a drawing based on A postwar view of the field, looking toward the Union position. The Crew house is at right, the Willis Church Road and West house are at the extreme left. Union artillery and infantry filled the ground between the two houses. Modern structures now mark the sites of the wartime houses.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.