Glendale, VA

Date(s): June 30, 1862

Location: Please click on link below for map.

Glendale, Henrico, Virginia, United States

Campaign(s): Peninsula Campaign [March-September 1862]

Battles in Campaign:



  • Union: Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan

  • Confederate: Gen. Robert E. Lee 

Principal Forces: Armies

  • Union:

  • Confederate:


  • Glendale was the fifth of the Seven Days’ Battles.

  • On June 30, Huger’s, Longstreet’s, and A.P. Hill’s divisions converged on the retreating Union army in the vicinity of Glendale or Frayser’s Farm. 

  • Longstreet’s and Hill’s attacks penetrated the Union defense near Willis Church, routing McCall’s division and capturing McCall

  • Union counterattacks by Hooker’s and Kearny’s divisions sealed the break and saved their line of retreat along the Willis Church Road.

  • Huger’s advance was stopped on the Charles City Road.  

  • “Stonewall”  Jackson’s divisions were delayed by Franklin at White Oak Swamp.

  • Confederate Maj. Gen. T. H. Holmes made a feeble attempt to turn the Union left flank at Turkey Bridge but was driven back by Federal gunboats in James River.

  • Lee lost his best chance to cut off the Union army from the James River and that night McClellan established a strong position on Malvern Hill.

Photo Gallery:2

Description of Battle of Glendale or Frayser's Farm

Description of Battle of Glendale or Frayser's Farm


Slide Presentation: None

Classification3: B

Casualties4: 6,500 total

  • Union:

  • Confederate:

Results: Inconclusive

Battlefield Websites: 

Lodging and Restaurants: Virginia Tourism

Recommended Resources:

1 National Park Service summary.

2 Please click on the image to enlarge it. You may copy the images if you include the following note and link with each image: "Courtesy of"

3 Classification:

  • A - having a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war

  • B - having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign

  • C - having observable influence on the outcome of a campaign

  • D - having a limited influence on the outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important local objectives

4 Casualties are someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.

Revised 03/29/2013