George McClellan, Portrait

The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek fought on June 26, 1862, was the second engagement of the Seven Days Battles during Major General George McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Beaver Dam Creek Facts

June 26 1862

Key facts about the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Mechanicsville
  • Battle of Ellerson’s Mill

Date and Location

  • June 26, 1862
  • Hanover County, Virginia, near Richmond

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Potomac

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 15,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 16,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • fewer than 400 soldiers

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,400 soldiers

Results

  • Union victory

Timeline of the Peninsula Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Peninsula Campaign in order. The battles that occurred from June 25 to July 1, 1862, are collectively known as the Seven Days Battles.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Beaver Dam Creek Facts
  • Coverage June 26 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Beaver Dam Creek
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 29, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 31, 2021
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