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Savage's Station

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Battle Name: Savage’s Station
Other Names: None
State: Virginia
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)
Dates: June 29, 1862
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Edwin Sumner [US]; Maj. Gen. John Magruder [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 4,700 total (US 2,500 wounded were captured) 4,700 total (US 2,500 wounded were captured) 4,700 total (US 2,500 wounded were captured)
Description: 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 Brig. Gen. 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.
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