Across the road here stretched the Confederate line of battle, facing south, in the afternoon of July 1, 1862. Jackson commanded here, Magruder to the west. Longstreet and A. P. Hill were in reserve. The battle lasted intermittently, from morning to night, reaching its crisis late in the afternoon. The disjointed Confederate attacks were repulsed with heavy loss.
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Henrico, VA 23231. Located on Willis Church Road (Rt. 156), 1.5 miles northeast of the junction of Willis Church Road (Rt. 156) and New Market Road (Rt. 5). Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on Willis Church Road (Rt. 156).
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