Malvern Hill

Malvern Hill (HMJLA)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.237', W 77° 15.157'

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Day Seven of the Seven Days

— Malvern Hill Battlefield - Richmond National Battlefield Park —

Before you stood the Union rearguard, on Malvern Hill. Here, McClellan's line atop the plateau was only 875 yards wide. Confederate batteries were to soften the position prior to the infantry assault, but the Federal artillery proved superior. As Lee's guns rolled into position a devastating shower of exploding projectiles overwhelmed them and their crews.

Through misunderstanding by Confederate commanders, Southern infantry were ordered to advance, across the Carter's Mill Road behind you, then up the gentile slope toward the powerful Union position. In 1862, the ground was open farmland in all directions. Wave after wave of Confederates pressed against the Federal line, many to be slain at long range by well-served Union artillery.
Placed ByAssociation for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, Inc
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300666 N 4143916
Decimal Degrees37.42061667, -77.25261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.237', W 77° 15.157'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 14.22" N, 77° 15' 9.42" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11170 Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US
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