Couch Defends the Union RightAlthough the best known fighting on July 1, 1862, occurred across the road to the west, half of the battlefield is situated here, in front of the West House. Union infantrymen of General Darius Couch's division occupied the far forward slope of Malvern Hill in front of you. More than one dozen cannon posted here along this gentle crest cemented the position. Couch's men outdistanced their artillery by several hundred yards in front, very near the Confederate lines. One New York regiment advanced so far it lost several men to friendly fire from these guns. On most Civil War battlefields the artillery and infantry were closer together, often providing mutual support.
|Placed By||Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 301061 N 4143129|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41361667, -77.24795000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.817', W 77° 14.877'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 49.02" N, 77° 14' 52.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 64-98 Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US|
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