George McClellan, Portrait

With Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson’s arrival still expected during the night of June 29, 1862, Major General George B. McClellan (pictured here) ordered Major General Edwin Sumner to evacuate Savage’s Station after the inconclusive Battle of Savage’s Station. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Savage's Station Facts

June 29, 1862

Key facts about the Battle of Savage's Station.

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Date and Location

  • June 29, 1862
  • Henrico County, Virginia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

  • Major General Edwin Sumner

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Major General John Magruder

Union Forces Engaged

  • 2nd Army Corps (Army of the Potomac)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 26,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 14,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,038 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 473 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Inconclusive

Significance

  • The Battle of Savage’s Station was the fourth engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign.
  • In addition to the 1,038 Union casualties, Confederate forces captured 2,500 previously wounded Federals in a field hospital who were abandoned.

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 Savage's Station Facts
  • Coverage June 29, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Savage's Station
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 11, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 13, 2021
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