Battle of Glendale

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Battle of Glendale
Frayser’s Farm
Began:

June 30, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Henrico County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Peninsula Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Army of the Potomac

Army of Northern Virginia

Commanders

George B. McClellan
Major General, USA

Robert E. Lee
General, USA

Strength

40,000

45,000

Casualties

3,797
Killed: 297
Wounded: 1,696
Missing or captured: 1,804

3,673
Killed: 638
Wounded: 2,814
Missing or captured: 221

  

The Battle of Glendale was the fifth of the Seven Days’ 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. (NPS summary)

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