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Glendale

Frazier's Farm

Henrico County, VA  |  Jun 30, 1862

After the defeat of the Union V Corps at Gaines’ Mill on June 27, 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan decided to abandon his campaign to capture Richmond. He ordered his army south toward the James River to the safety and resupply of navy vessels there. On June 30, three Confederate divisions converged on the retreating Union army near the crossroads at Glendale. Maj. Gens. James Longstreet and A. P. Hill penetrated the Federal defenses, routing the Pennsylvania Reserve division and other brigades near the Frayser farm. Union counterattacks by the divisions of Brig. Gens. Joseph Hooker and Phillip Kearny saved the Union line of retreat along the Willis Church Road. The battle at Glendale was Lee’s best chance to cut off the Union army from the James River. That night, McClellan pulled the Union army back to a strong position on Malvern Hill, where the fighting would continue the next day.

All battles of the Peninsula Campaign

Hampton Roads
Newport News, Norfok, and Portsmouth, VA  |  Mar 8 - 9, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 393
Union: 369
Confederate: 24
Yorktown
York County and Newport News, VA  |  Apr 5 - May 4, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 482
Union: 182
Confederate: 300
Lee's Mill
City of Newport News, VA  |  Apr 5, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 240
Union: 165
Confederate: 75
Williamsburg
York County and Williamsburg, VA  |  May 5, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 3,843
Union: 2,283
Confederate: 1,560
Seven Pines
Henrico County, VA  |  May 31 - Jun 1, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 13,736
Union: 5,739
Confederate: 7,997
Beaver Dam Creek
Hanover County, VA  |  Jun 26, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 1,700
Union: 400
Confederate: 1,300
Gaines' Mill
Hanover County, VA  |  Jun 27, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 15,500
Union: 6,800
Confederate: 8,700
Glendale
Henrico County, VA  |  Jun 30, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 7,470
Union: 3,797
Confederate: 3,673
Malvern Hill
Henrico County, VA  |  Jul 1, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 7,700
Union: 2,100
Confederate: 5,600

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Richmond, VA | June 30, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Commanders
Forces Engaged
85,000
Union
40,000
Confed.
45,000
Estimated Casualties
7,470
Union
3,797
Confed.
3,673