Federal guns at Malvern Hill.

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Battle of Malvern Hill

Location: Henrico County, VA (near Glendale, VA)
Dates: July 1, 1862
Union Commander:  George B. McClellan, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Robert E. Lee, General

Battle Summary:
George B. McClellan had pushed his Army of the Potomac, up the James River peninsula, in what became know as the Peninsula Campaign.  It was a huge operation, delivering 100,000+ troops from Alexandria to Fortress Monroe.  McClellan led his army up the peninsula to the "Gates of Richmond" - where soldiers could see the steeples in the city.  At Seven Pines, Joseph E. Johnston, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia was seriously wounded and Robert E. Lee....   More>>>>

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