Across the road here stretched the Union line of battle in the afternoon of July 1, 1862. Couch's, Kearney's and Hooker's divisions were to the east of the road, Morell to the west, with Sykes in reserve. The Confederates made several attacks and, for a time, the battle trembled in the balance; but the assailants were finally repulsed. In the night the Union army withdrew to James River.
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Henrico, VA 23231. Located on Willis Church Road (Rt. 156), 0.25 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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