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Williamsburg

York County and Williamsburg, VA  |  May 5, 1862

After the Confederate retreat from Yorktown, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan sent forward his III Corps to pursue the Confederates under Gen Joseph E. Johnston. The Union troops caught up with the Rebels four miles southeast of Williamsburg and attacked on May 5, 1862. Heavy fighting ensued along Johnston’s defenses as both sides brought up reinforcements. The Confederates counterattacked the Union left, while the Federals gained ground on their right. That evening, Johnston pulled back and McClellan followed.

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Newport News, Norfok, and Portsmouth, VA  |  Mar 8 - 9, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 393
Union: 369
Confederate: 24
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Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 482
Union: 182
Confederate: 300
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Est. Casualties: 240
Union: 165
Confederate: 75
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York County and Williamsburg, VA  |  May 5, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 3,843
Union: 2,283
Confederate: 1,560
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Union: 5,739
Confederate: 7,997
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Est. Casualties: 1,700
Union: 400
Confederate: 1,300
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Est. Casualties: 15,500
Union: 6,800
Confederate: 8,700
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Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 7,470
Union: 3,797
Confederate: 3,673
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Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 7,700
Union: 2,100
Confederate: 5,600

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Williamsburg, VA | May 5, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Commanders
Forces Engaged
72,591
Union
40,768
Confed.
31,823
Estimated Casualties
3,843
Union
2,283
Confed.
1,560