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White Oak Swamp

Battle Name: White Oak Swamp
Other Names: None
State: Virginia
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)
Dates: June 30, 1862
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William Franklin [US]; Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson [CS]
Forces Engaged: Armies
Estimated Casualties: 500 total
Description: The Union rearguard under Maj. Gen. William Franklin stopped Jackson’s divisions at the White Oak Bridge crossing, resulting in an artillery duel, while the main battle raged two miles farther south at Glendale or Frayser’s Farm. White Oak Swamp can be considered part of the Glendale engagement.
Results: Inconclusive

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