This was the sixth and last of the Seven Days' Battles.
On July 1, 1862, General Robert E. Lee launched a series of disjointed assaults on the nearly impregnable Union position on Malvern Hill. The Confederates suffered more than 5,300 casualties without gaining an inch of ground.
Despite his victory, McClellan withdrew to entrench at Harrison's Landing on James River, where his army was protected by gunboats. This ended the Peninsular Campaign.
When McClellan's army ceased to threaten Richmond, Lee sent Jackson to operate against Major General John Pope's army along the Rapidan River, thus initiating the Northern Virginia Campaign.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Peninsular Campaign (March-September 1862) previous battle in campaign Campaigns
Date(s): July 1, 1862
Principal Commanders: Major General George B. McClellan [US]; General Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Armies
Estimated Casualties: 8,500 total
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