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Osprey's exam of the quick but an important crusade of the yank Civil conflict (1861-1865). whilst basic Robert E. Lee took command of the military of Northern Virginia, the Confederacy used to be in difficulty. Lee replaced all that during a super, week-long crusade. On 26 June the Confederates struck, combating hard-fought battles in days at Mechanicsville and Gaine's Mill. The ferocity of the accomplice attacks confident McClellan that he was once outnumbered. not able to maintain the Confederates at bay, the Union military was once recalled to Washington. regardless of wasting 1 / 4 of his males, Lee had kept Richmond, and inflicted a humiliating defeat at the military of the Potomac.

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O. field one hundred forty, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 2FA, united kingdom email: info@ospreydirect. co. united kingdom www. ospreypublishing. com KEY TO army SYMBOLS ~ lZJ military team Stephen Walsh eleven lengthy Acre highway Macclesfield Cheshire SK101AY xxxx cgJ ~ ~ ~ ~ [gl ~ ~ ~ r:8j military CORPS REGIMENT ~ [! ] [Q] BRIGADE particular FORCES CONTENTS advent 6 CHRONOLOGY nine OPPOSING PLANS eleven OPPOSING COMMANDERS 15 Union • accomplice OPPOSING ARMIES 22 The Union military • The accomplice military THE SEVEN DAYS BATTLES 26 The conflict of Mechanicsville • The conflict of Gaine's Mill • The Retreat The conflict of Savage's Station • Frayser's Farm/Glendale • Malvern Hill AFTERMATH eighty three ORDERS OF conflict 87 THE BATTLEFIELD this present day ninety one BIBLIOGRAPHY ninety four INDEX ninety five 5. Jackson defeats Fremont at go Keys (8 June), forcing him again into the mountains of western Virginia, then activates Shields at Port Republic (9 June). Shields is defeated, and retreats again to Fredericksburg. , ~ 6. Jackson can now disengage his troops and ship them to augment Lee north of Richmond. Jackson is over-confident in claiming he may be in position through 25 June. by means of 26 June, Jackson's troops are scattered alongside the railroad from Charlottesville, however the head of his column has reached Ashland, south of Hanover Junction. Garrison INTRODUCTION the target. Richmond was once greater than a political image; it used to be a huge production middle, whose loss may cripple the accomplice conflict attempt. during this view from the southern part of the James River the Tredegar Ironworks dominates the Richmond waterfront. (Stratford Archive) n 2 June 1862, Jefferson Davis, President of the accomplice States of the United States, ordered his army consultant, basic Robert E. Lee, to take command of the accomplice forces round Richmond. the former months had obvious the Union military of the Potomac grinding, it seems that inexorably, up the Tidewater Peninsula in the direction of Richmond, the Southern capital. the development have been ponderous, slowed as a lot via the warning of its commander, common George B. McClellan, because the activities of the protecting Confederates. by way of overdue may perhaps, the Union forces have been entrenched simply 4 miles from the jap outskirts of Richmond. The tide of struggle flowing seriously opposed to the Confederacy. The clash was once a bit over a yr previous, however the final accomplice victory have been on the first conflict of Manassas (known within the North as Bull Run) eleven months prior to. considering the fact that then, there have been not anything yet defeats; the autumn of Forts Henry and Donelson resulted in the lack of western Tennessee through the iciness of '61, and in April 1862 the accomplice military of normal Albert S. Johnston used to be defeated at Shiloh, withJohnston killed within the strategy. an identical month observed the lack of the strategically vital port-city of recent Orleans, whereas a Union naval blockade of accomplice ports used to be starting to chew. On 31 could, basic Joseph Johnston introduced his military into an assault opposed to McClellan's military, which used to be cut up both 'side of the Chickahominy River.

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