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The Battle of Savage's Station
June 29, 1862

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Other Names: None
Location: Henrico County, VA
Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)

Principal Commanders:
Union: Maj. Gen. Edwin Sumner [US]
Confederate: Maj. Gen. John Magruder [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties:   4,700 total (US 2,500 wounded were captured)

Description: Fourth of the Seven Daysí Battles. On June 29, the main body of the Union army began a general withdrawal toward the James River.  Magruder pursued along the railroad and the Williamsburg Road and struck Sumnerís Corps (the Union rearguard) with three brigades near Savageís Station.

Gen. Richard Griffith Confederate Brig. Gen. Richard Giffith was mortally wounded during the fight.  Jacksonís divisions were stalled north of the Chickahominy. Union forces continued to withdraw across White Oak Swamp, abandoning supplies and more than 2,500 wounded soldiers in a field hospital.

Sources:
National Park Service
The Civil War, American Heritage (Doubleday, 1960)


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