George McClellan, Portrait

Despite his victory at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Union General George McClellan continued his retreat to Harrison’s Landing during the Peninsula Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Malvern Hill Facts

July 1, 1862

Key facts about the Battle of Malvern Hill, also known as the Battle of Poindexter's Farm.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Poindexter’s Farm

Date and Location

  • July, 1 1862
  • Henrico County, Virginia

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 54,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 55,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 3,000 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 5,650 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • Despite his victory at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Union General George McClellan continued his retreat to Harrison’s Landing on the James River on July 2, 1862.

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

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Malvern Hill Facts
  • Coverage July 1, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Malvern Hill
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 13, 2021
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