The Battle of Savage’s Station, fought on June 29, 1862, was the fourth major engagement of theduring the (1861–1865). After Union general ‘s —an attack on the Confederate capital at from the southeast—stalled at the on May 31–June 1, 1862, Confederate general took command of the . Joined by ‘s forces from the , he attacked McClellan first unsuccessfully at (June 26), then successfully at (June 27). McClellan withdrew his troops south over the Chickahominy River to consolidate them near a new supply base at Harrison’s Landing on the . Lee pursued and his troops engaged the Union rear guard at Savage’s Station. Confederates won a victory, but the bulk of the managed to escape. The next day, June 30, the armies would meet again at .