Battle of Oak Grove

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Battle of Oak Grove
French’s Field
King’s School House
Began:

June 25, 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, CSA

Strength
Casualties

516

541

  

Oak Grove was the first of the Seven Days’ battles. On June 25, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan advanced his lines along the Williamsburg Road with the objective of bringing Richmond within range of his siege guns. Union forces attacked over swampy ground with inconclusive results, and darkness halted the fighting. McClellan’s attack was not strong enough to derail the Confederate offensive that already had been set in motion. The next day, Lee seized the initiative by attacking at Beaver Dam Creek north of the Chickahominy. (NPS summary)

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