SEVEN DAYS BATTLES ALLENS FARM On 26 June 1862 , Maj . Gen . George B . McClella ...
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Description: SEVEN DAYS BATTLES ALLENS FARM On 26 June 1862 , Maj . Gen . George B . McClellan abandoned his plan to besiege Richmond and began his retreat to the James River . Gen . Robert E . Lee pursued , determined to destroy the Army of the Potomac . Just north of here at Allens Farm , at 9 : 00 A . M . on 29 June , Maj . Gen . John B . Magruders division attacked Brig . Gen . Edwin V . Sumners corps , which formed the Union rear . The fighting continued for two hours until Sumner retired east to the Federal supply depot at Savages Station on the Richmond & York River R . R . Another Confederate attack that afternoon ended in a stalemate , and the Union withdrawl continued . Department of Historic Resources , 1999