Second of the Seven Days' Battles.
CSA General Robert E. Lee initiated his offensive against Union General George McClellan's right flank north of the Chickahominy River. A.P. Hill threw his division, reinforced by one of D.H. Hill's brigades, into a series of futile assaults against Brigadier General Fitz John Porter's V Corps, which was drawn up behind Beaver Dam Creek.
Confederate attacks were driven back with heavy casualties.
CSA General Thomas "Stonewall"Jackson's Shenandoah Valley divisions, however, were approaching from the northwest, forcing Union General Porter to withdraw the next morning to a position behind Boatswain Creek just beyond Gaines' Mill.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Hanover County
Campaign: Peninsular Campaign (March-September 1862) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): June 26, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Fitz John Porter [US]; General Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: 31,987 total (US 15,631; CS 16,356)
Estimated Casualties: 1,700 total (US 400; CS 1,300)
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