“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Granville in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Malvern Hill

Malvern Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Malvern Hill Marker
Inscription. Nearby stood the Malvern Hill manor house built for Thomas Cocke in the 17th century. The Marquis de Lafayette camped here in July-August 1781, and elements of the Virginia militia encamped nearby during the War of 1812. During the Civil War, 1 July 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee attacked Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Union Army of the Potomac here as it retreated to the James River from the gates of Richmond. Although he dealt Lee a bloody defeat, McClellan continued his withdrawal to Harrison's Landing. The Malvern Hill house survived the battle as a Federal headquarters but burned in 1905.
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
Location. 37° 23.706′ N, 77° 15.007′ W. Marker is near Granville, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Malvern Hill Lane, on the right when traveling west on New Market Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fergusons of Malvern Hill (within
Malvern Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 30, 2008
2. Malvern Hill Marker
Looking east on Route 5.
shouting distance of this marker); Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.2 miles away); Advantages of Terrain (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Place of Refuge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battlefield Landscape (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Crew House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Malvern Hill Crest (approx. 1.2 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Malvern Hill by Markers
Also see . . .
1. Malvern Hill. National Register documentation for Malvern Hill. The entry includes a topographical map indicating the location of the ruins. (Submitted on July 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 23rd PA at Malvern Hill - July 1st 1862. This page has pictures of the Malvern Hill House including one photograph of the ruins as they are today. (Submitted on June 2, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.) 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the Malvern Hill ruins. • Can you help?
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