Civil War Sites Advisory Commission

Battle Summaries

National Park Service

Garnett's and Golding's Farms

CWSAC Reference #: VA018

Other Names: None

Preservation Priority: IV.2 (Class D)

Location: Henrico County

Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-August 1862)

Date(s): June 27-28, 1862

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan [US]; Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 830 total

Description: While battle raged north of the Chickahominy River at Gaines' Mill on June 27, Magruder demonstrated against the Union line south of the river at Garnett's Farm. To escape an artillery crossfire, the Federal defenders from Maj. Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelman's III Corps refused their line along the river. The Confederates attacked again near Golding's Farm on the morning of June 28 but were easily repulsed. These "fixing" actions heightened the fear in the Union high command that an all out attack would be launched against them south of the river.

Result(s): Inconclusive


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Last Updated: 2/26/1996

(Source: Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report: Battle Summaries, published by the National Park Service.)
revised: January 5, 2002
created: January 5, 2002
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