Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Confederate High Water Mark
During the twilight fighting, part of the brigade of General Paul J. Semmes reached the slave cabins and used the structures for cover. A handful of men, mostly Louisianians, pushed a few feet farther through the smoke toward the Union guns, where they met General Thomas Meagher's famous "Irish Brigade." The Federal infantry won this collision and ended the threat to their cannon.
Location. 37° 25.048′ N, 77° 15.146′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Carters Mill Road just west of Willis Church Road (State Highway 156), on the right when traveling south. 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 of this marker. Historic Farm Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Futility (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seven Days Battles "Madness" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Outgunned (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Futility (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield Burials (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Farthest Advance (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
More about this marker. On the right of the marker is a portrait of General Meagher. General Thomas Meagher led his troops into combat at some of the war's most hotly contested sites, including the Bloody Lane at Sharpsburg and Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.