Malvern Cliffs

Malvern Cliffs (HMJMJ)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.807', W 77° 15.25'

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The view from here illustrates the power of the Union position atop Malvern Hill. Late in the afternoon of July 1, two Confederate brigades attacked across the treeless flat terrain below. Union guns in the Crew yard and elsewhere pounded the Confederate lines long before the Southern infantrymen could open fire with their muskets.

Still, the Confederates reached the base of the hill, where they would cling to the safety of the slope. Finally at dusk, the Virginians and North Carolinians rushed up this knob, nearly reaching the yard of the Crew House. Only frantic resistance by the 14th New York infantry and several pieces of Union artillery halted them. Here as elsewhere, Confederate efforts to destroy McClellan's army had failed.
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300510 N 4143124
Decimal Degrees37.41345000, -77.25416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.807', W 77° 15.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 48.42" N, 77° 15' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US
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