U. S. CIVIL WAR
Frayser's Farm is in the distance to the right of Willis Church Road.
Glendale and Malvern Hill Map.
The locations identified in blue can be seen either here or on the Malvern Hill pages.
June 30, 1862
Estimated Casualties: 6,500 total
This is the fifth of the Seven Days's Battles. On June 30, Huger's, Longstreet's, and A.P. Hill's divisions converged on the retreating Union army in the vicinity of Glendale or Frayser's Farm. Longstreet's and Hill's attacks penetrated the Union defense near Willis Church, routing McCall's division. McCall was captured. Union counterattacks by Hooker's and Kearny's divisions sealed the break and saved their line of retreat along the Willis Church Road. Huger's advance was stopped on the Charles City Road. "Stonewall" Jackson's divisions were delayed by Franklin at White Oak Swamp. Confederate Maj. Gen. T.H. Holmes made a feeble attempt to turn the Union left flank at Turkey Bridge but was driven back by Federal gunboats in James River. Union generals Meade and Sumner and Confederate generals Anderson, Pender, and Featherston were wounded. This was Lee's best chance to cut off the Union army from the James River. That night, McClellan established a strong position on Malvern Hill.
(Text Source: U.S. Gov't, National Park Service)
State marker at the Riddell's Shop intersection.
(Marker on the left was recently replaced by the one of the right.)
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A second State marker at Riddell's Shop intersection.
(Across the street from the one above)
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A View of Frayser's Farm at Glendale.
Looking north along the Willis Church Road toward the Riddell's Shop intersection.
National Park Service Visitors Center for the Glendale
(Frayser's Farm) and Malvern Hill Battlefield parks.