Twilight Action - Glendale VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 25.079 W 077° 14.811
18S E 301170 N 4143611
Quick Description: Stonewall Jackson’s wing of the Confederate army joined in the action just before darkness. Some of his infantry advanced on this side of the road, toward Malvern Hill’s crest.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2020 6:52:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM1351P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Twilight Action-Richmond National Battlefield Park--Stonewall Jackson’s wing of the Confederate army joined in the action just before darkness. Some of his infantry advanced on this side of the road, toward Malvern Hill’s crest. Broken and disoriented formations of Confederate infantry blocked their progress. In time, bits and pieces of several of Jackson’s brigades became engaged in this area, fighting until well after sunset.

That evening several prominent Union generals argued in favor of a counterattack for the next morning. They believed that the disorganization of the Confederate army after its defeat at Malvern Hill would make Richmond vulnerable. But General McClellan ordered a complete withdrawal from Malvern Hill to a new base at Harrison’s Landing, on the James River, where the army had a safe line of supply.

LOCATION: Marker is in Glendale, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Willis Church Road (Virginia Route 156) 0.2 miles north of Carter Mills Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the Malvern Hill Battlefield Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, in the parking lot on the east side of Willis Church Road. Post office area: Henrico VA 23231
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