Also Known As
- Battle of Nelson’s Farm
- Battle of Frayser’s Farm
- Battle of Charles City Crossroads
- Battle of White Oak Swamp
- Battle of New Market Road
- Battle of Riddell’s Shop
Date and Location
- June 30, 1862
- Henrico County, Virginia
Principal Union Commanders
Principal Confederate Commanders
Union Forces Engaged
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Northern Virginia
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
Estimated Union Casualties
- 3,787 (297 killed, 1,696 wounded, and 1,804 missing or captured)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 3,673 (638 killed, 2,814 wounded, and 221 missing)
- The Battle of Glendale was the fifth engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign.
- Although Major General George McClellan was nominally the principal Union commander at the Battle of Glendale, he never appeared on the battlefield.
- By failing to capture the intersection at Glendale, the Confederacy lost a golden opportunity to prevent the Army of the Potomac from continuing its retreat toward the safety of Union gunboats on the James River at Harrison’s Landing.
- The Battle of Glendale set the stage for a decisive Union victory the next day at the Battle of Malvern Hill.
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.
- March 8–9, 1862 — Battle of Hampton Roads
- April 5–May 4, 1862 — Siege of Yorktown
- May 5, 1862 — Battle of Williamsburg
- May 15, 1862 — Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
- May 31–June 1, 1862 — Battle of Seven Pines
- June 25, 1862 — Battle of Oak Grove
- June 26, 1862 — Battle of Beaver Dam Creek
- June 27, 1862 — Battle of Gaines’ Mill
- June 29, 1862 — Battle of Savage’s Station
- June 30, 1862 — Battle of Glendale
- July 1, 1862 — Battle of Malvern Hill