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Riddell's Shop - Richmond, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member archway
N 37° 26.758 W 077° 13.992
18S E 302451 N 4146688
Quick Description: Placed by the Battlefield Markers Association, marker #15 describes the Battle of Glendale.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2009 1:47:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM7ZYC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Battle of Glendale was Robert E. Lee's last chance to prevent the Union retreat to the James River during the Seven Days Battles in June 1862. Divisions led Maj. Gens. Benjamin Huger, James Longstreet, A.P. Hill, and Stonewall Jackson attempted to converge on the Union Army at Glendale, but Huger and Jackson failed to reach the battlefield, thus hampering the Confederate effort. The battle ended in a draw.
Riddell's Shop
West and Southwest, distant one-half mile lies the Battlefield of Glendale or Frazier's Farm, where the Confederate divisions of Longstreet and A.P. Hill on June 30, 1862, attacked and forced the withdrawal of Federal troops covering McClellan's march toward James River.

About the Battlefield Markers (Source: National Park Service):

This is one in a series of 61 markers erected beginning in 1925 to identify the battlefields around Richmond. The tablets were the work of the Battlefield Markers Association, a group of historians committed to commemorating the Richmond battlefields. Most prominent among the association's members was Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman, the eminent biographer of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The work of Dr. Freeman and the Association ultimately led to the purchase of battlefield lands and the establishment of Richmond National Battlefield Park in 1936.

Group that erected the marker: Battlefield Markers Association

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
6100 Charles City Road
Richmond, VA USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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