Fourth of the Seven Days' Battles.
On June 29, the main body of the Union army began a general withdrawal toward the James River. Magruder pursued along the railroad and the Williamsburg Road and struck Sumner's Corps (the Union rearguard) with three brigades near Savage's Station.
Confederate Brigadier General Richard Giffith was mortally wounded during the fight. Jackson's divisions were stalled north of the Chickahominy.
Union forces continued to withdraw across White Oak Swamp, abandoning supplies and more than 2,500 wounded soldiers in a field hospital.
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Peninsular Campaign (March-September 1862) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): June 29, 1862
Principal Commanders: Major General Edwin Sumner [US]; Major General John Magruder [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 4,700 total (US 2,500 wounded were captured)
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