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

The Malvern Hill Crest

 
 
The Malvern Hill Crest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
1. The Malvern Hill Crest Marker
Inscription. Looking back to the north, you now share the view of the Union artillerists. Remember that their guns stretched all the way across the hill in front of you. Today only eight guns represent where at least thirty stood during the battle.

On several occasions, when Southern infantry approached, the cannoneers willingly gave way to their own infantry supports, which rushed forward through the line of cannon and dispersed the Confederates. This often involved close-quarters fighting, and a great many of the Union army's 3,000 casualties occurred in these actions.

A short spur trail to your left goes past the Crew House to an important overlook. Take the trail to see the cliffs of Malvern Hill. The next top on the primary trail is to your right beside the main road.
 
Location. 37° 24.77′ N, 77° 15.113′ W. Marker is near Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on 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. “the grandest sean of all” (a few steps from this marker); Advantages of Terrain
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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(within shouting distance of this marker); A Place of Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crew House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Splendid Field of Battle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freeman Marker (about 500 feet away); Union Firepower (about 500 feet away); Malvern Hill (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Malvern Hill Crest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. The Malvern Hill Crest Marker
Federal Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
4. Federal Artillery
Six 12-pdr Napoleons represent the Federal batteries placed on the crest of Malvern Hill.
 
 
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 749 times since then and 34 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.
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