White Oak Swamp

Maj. Gen. William Franklin, USA

Each side had a division available.

Casualties were not much more than 500.

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. Jackson's divisions were stalled north of the Chickahominy, and he showed little energy in organizing a crossing. The terrain was very difficult, but Jackson was lethargic when Lee needed energetic. White Oak Swamp can be considered part of the Glendale engagement, but because Jackson was involved it usually gets more attention.

Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Peninsula Campaign
Start Date: 
Monday, June 30, 1862
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End Date: 
Monday, June 30, 1862
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