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Seven Days Battles: Lee's Defence of Richmond (Campaign Series #133)

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841766829
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Campaign , #133
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 941,306
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chronology 9
Opposing Plans 11
Opposing Commanders 15
Union
Confederate
Opposing Armies 22
The Union Army
The Confederate Army
The Seven Days Battles 26
The battle of Mechanicsville
The battle of Gaine's Mill
The Retreat
The battle of Savage's Station
Frayser's Farm/Glendale
Malvern Hill
Aftermath 83
Orders of Battle 87
The Battlefield Today 91
Bibliography 94
Index 95
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