Civil War Battle: Garnett & Golding Farm, Henrico, Virginia – Jun 1862

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Day Two of this battle engagement took place on June 28 at the farm of Simon Gouldin (Golding).

Location: Henrico County

Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)

Date(s): June 27-28, 1862

1862 Battle of Garnetts & Goldings Farms, Henrico County, Virginia - June 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

Wikipedia History of Battle — Some good maps and info!

Relic Hunt’n The Battle Of Goldings Farm 11/28/2011