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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

June 30th, 1862 - The Battle of Glendale/Frayser's Farm

Conflict: American Civil War

Combatants: Confederates vs. Federals

Location: Virginia (USA)

Outcome: Federal victory

On this day in 1862, the final engagement of the Seven Days' Battle began east of Richmond. Poor communication among the Confederates Generals allowed General George McClellan's Federals to entrench north of the James River at Malvern Hill. The following day, the Confederates were unable to dislodge the Federals and suffered serious casualties (20,000 total for all of the Seven Days'). Despite this defeat, Robert E. Lee had managed to thwart the Union's plan to seize Richmond.

Frayser's Farm artillery engagement by an unknown artist

Points of Interest:

  • Although the Federals had repulsed the Confederates, McClellan ordered retreat to the James River.

  • The South suffered nearly twice as many casualties as the Union in the Seven Days', but McClellan had been thrown back from Richmond.

George B. McClellan by Mathew Benjamin Brady

General Robert E. Lee by Mathew Benjamin Brady

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