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(7-05) Malvern Hill Battlefield
Due to the position when taking the photo, the Union cannon in front of the West farmhouse appears to be pointing in the wrong direction. Confederates launched attacks against Darius Couch's Division of Fitz-John Porter's Corps across this open field. The two Chimneys of the Willis Methodist Church Parsonage can be seen in center of the photo in the distance along the tree line. D. H. Hill and Stonewall Jackson's Divisions attacked and were counter-attacked in this field. This location is part of the 1 1/2 mile interpretive walking trail at the Malvern Hill unit of the Richmond National Battlefields. Along the path there are informational signs by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (APCWS). It may be interesting to know the APCWS purchased much of the Malvern Hill Battlefield land then later donated it to the NPS, hence the APCWS signage. There is also a helpful black & white folder devoted exclusively to the Battles of Malvern Hill and Glendale available for purchase at the Glendale NPS Visitor Center


(7-05) Enlarge Siege of Yorktown Virginia, 1862

This photo was taken in the early evening on July 5, 2005 inside the Veterans Administration's "Yorktown National Cemetery" which is inside the boundaries of Colonial National Historical Park. When many people think of Yorktown, they think of the famous siege during the American Revolution so keen visitors are surprised to learn many of the trenches are from the Civil War siege in 1862, not 1781. Near the confederate fortifications a Union Cemetery was built during the siege which contained 300 dead. By the end of the war 600 Union troops were buried here


(7-05) Siege of Yorktown Virginia, 1862

This photo was taken about 6pm on July 5, 2005 from the corner of the Yorktown National Cemetery. There are 2183 interments, of which 747 are known and 10 are Confederate. The dead are from a fifty mile radius around Yorktown. There are no memorials/monuments other than the flat grave markers.

There are people buried haphazardly outside the back wall and across the street


(7-05) Siege of Yorktown Virginia, 1862

This is a photo of the flat grave marker for Private Henry W. Eberman of Company "K" 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry who died May 4, 1862. His death, burial location, and the fighting around Yorktown Virginia are mentioned in Under The Red Patch (Regimental history of the 63rd PA). There are grave locator books kept at Yorktown National Cemetery for people to find graves

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