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The Seven Day Battle ended the Civil War’s Peninsula Campaign, which resulted in the Seven Days Battle casualties of around 36,000. Both McClellan and Lee suffered great losses of their troops.  However, the Union won through Lee’s leadership and tactics.

SEVEN DAYS BATTLE CASUALTIES (JUNE 26–JULY 1, 1862)

Source Confederate Union
Alexander, Lost Victories

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20,168* (25%) 9,796 k&w

6,000–10,000

captured

Beringer, Why the South

 

19,739

(20.7% k&w)

9,796

(10.7% k&w)

Boritt, Why the Confederacy Lost 20,000+* <16,000*
Bradford, Oxford Atlas 20,000* 16,000*
Burton, Extraordinary Circumstances 3,478 killed

16,261 wounded

875 missing

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

Current, Encyclopedia 19,739

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3,286 killed

15,909 wounded

946 missing

9,796

and

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

Davis, Stonewall 20,000+
Donald et al., Civil War 21,000* 16,000*
Eicher, Longest Night c. 20,000* c. 16,000*
Esposito, West Point Atlas c. 20,000* c. 16,000*
Foote, Civil War 3,478 killed

3,478 killed

875 missing

 

1,734 killed

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1,734 killed

6,053 missing

Fox, Regimental Losses 3,478 killed

16,261 wounded

875 missing

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

Freeman, Lieutenants 19,195 k&w

946 missing

 

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

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Freeman, R. E. Lee 3,286 killed

15,909 wounded

946 missing

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

Fuller, Grant and Lee 3,478 killed

16,261 wounded

875 missing

(20.7% k&w)

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

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(10.7% k&w)

Gallagher, Civil War 20,000+* 16,000+*
Hattaway & Jones, How the North 20,000+* <16,000
Heidler & Heidler, Encyclopedia 20,500* (3,500 killed)
Johnson & Buel, Battles and Leaders 3,286 killed

15,909 wounded

940 missing

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

Konstam, Seven Days 20,614* 16,849*
Livermore, Numbers 3,478 killed

16,261 wounded

875 missing

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

McClellan, “Peninsular Campaign” 2,823 killed

13,703 wounded

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3,223 missing

1,734 killed

8,062 wounded

6,053 missing

McPherson, Atlas 20,141* 15,849*
McWhiney & Jamieson, Attack 19,739 (20.7%) 9,796 (10.7%)
Nolan, “Demolishing the Myth” 19,739 (20.7%) 9,796 (10.7%)
Phisterer, Statistics 17,583* 1,582 killed

7,709 wounded

5,958 missing

Weigley, American Way of War 3,286 killed 15,909 wounded

946 missing

Woodworth, Civil War Generals 20,614* 15,849*
Author’s Best Estimate 20,000* 16,000*

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