Seven Days Battles 1862

Seven Days Battles 1862

Lee’s defense of Richmond

Campaign 133
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Stephen Walsh
  • Short code: CAM 133
  • Publication Date: 20 Aug 2004
  • ISBN: 9781841766829
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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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. This book traces the course of this short yet crucial campaign.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Angus currently lives in Edinburgh.Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales Institute. Since then he has worked mainly for the American historical board-game market, fulfilling a lifelong interest in historical subjects. His American works include the best-selling Settlers of Catan. He has also produced many pieces of artwork inspired by J R R Tolkien. He is married with two children and lives in Macclesfield.

Contents

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

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