Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)
Date(s): 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)
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 Sumners Corps (the Union rearguard) with three brigades near Savages Station. Confederate Brig. Gen. Richard Giffith was mortally wounded during the fight. Jacksons 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.