Seven Days Battles 1862

Lee’s defense of Richmond

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Seven Days Battles 1862

Lee’s defense of Richmond

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Osprey's examination of the short yet crucial campaign of the American Civil War (1861-1865). When General Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Confederacy was in crisis. Lee changed all that in a brilliant, week-long campaign. On 26 June the Confederates struck, fighting two hard-fought battles in two days at Mechanicsville and Gaine's Mill. The ferocity of the Confederate assaults convinced McClellan that he was outnumbered. Unable to keep the Confederates at bay, the Union army was recalled to Washington. Despite losing a quarter of his men, Lee had saved Richmond, and inflicted a humiliating defeat on the Army of the Potomac.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Plans/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/The Seven Days Campaign/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Further Reading/Index

Product details

Published Aug 20 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766829
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 b/w; 41 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 133
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

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Stephen Walsh

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