Battle of Oak Grove - Facts

June 25, 1862

Key facts about the Battle of Oak Grove, also known as the Battle of French's Field and the Battle of King's School House.

George McClellan, Portrait

The Battle of Oak Grove was the first engagement of the Seven Days Battles during Major General George B. McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]


Also Known As

  • Battle of French’s Field
  • Battle of King’s School House

Date and Location

  • June 25, 1862
  • Henrico County, Virginia, near Richmond


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • 3 brigades (Army of the Potomac)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Hugar’s Division (Army of Northern Virginia)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 626 (68 killed, 503 wounded, 55 missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 441 (66 killed, 362 wounded, 13 missing)


  • Inconclusive


  • The Battle of Oak Grove was the first engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign.

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.


Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Oak Grove - Facts
  • Coverage June 25, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Oak Grove
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 2, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 18, 2022

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