Battle of Savage's Station

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Battle of Savage's Station
Began:

June 29, 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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Commanders

Edwin Sumner
Major General, USA

John B. Magruder
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

1,038

473

  

Fourth of the Seven Days' 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 Sumner's Corps (the Union rearguard) with three brigades near Savage's Station. Confederate Brig. Gen. Richard Giffith was mortally wounded during the fight. Jackson's 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. (NPS summary)

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