Ceremony Will Dedicate Marker on Glendale Battlefield





On Saturday June 26, 2010 — almost precisely 148 years after the battle fought there — living historians and preservationists will dedicate ahistorical marker on the Glendale Battlefield in Henrico County, Va. The property, recently acquired by Civil War Preservation Trust, is located along Long Bridge Road. The historical marker was constructed by Civil War Trails of Richmond, Va. and financed by the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteer” Civil War Reenactors Organization....

The marker celebrates the successful bayonet charge by the 69th Pennsylvania “Irish Volunteers,” who recaptured a Union artillery battery taken by Confederate forces earlier in the fighting. The battery had been placed near the Whitlock House at the front of the Pennsylvania Reserves position. Confederates who broke through the Union lines that afternoon captured the battery....


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