Key facts about the Seven Days Battles.
Also Known As
- Seven Days Retreat
Date and Location
- June 25–July 1, 1862
- Hanover County and Henrico County, Virginia
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General George B. McClellan
Principal Confederate Commanders
- General Robert E. Lee
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of the Potomac
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Northern Virginia
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 104,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 92,000
Estimated Union Casualties
- 15,800 (1,734 killed, 8,066 wounded, and 6,055 captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 20,200 (3,494 killed, 15, 758 wounded, and 952 captured/missing)
- Confederate victory
- The Seven Days Battles was a series of battles fought from June 25 through July 1, 1862.
- The Seven Days Battles drove the Union Army of the Potomac away from the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia.
- The Seven Days Battles ended the Union Peninsula Campaign of 1862.
- At the conclusion of the Seven Days Battles, with the Army of the Potomac no longer an immediate threat to the South, Robert E. Lee was able to shift the focus of the action in the eastern theater back north and prolong the war for over two more years.
Timeline of the Seven Days Battles
These are the main battles and events of the Seven Days Battles in order.