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Decisions of the Seven Days : the sixteen critical decisions that defined the operation / Matt Spruill ; maps by Tim Kissell.
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, 
xvii, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862
Civil War, 1861-1865
Kissell, Tim (Cartographer)
Command decisions in America's Civil War
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"From June 25 to July 1, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia engaged Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac in a series of battles at the end of the Peninsula Campaign that would collectively become known as the Seven Days Battles. Beginning with the fighting at the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, Lee consistently maneuvered against and attacked McClellan's Army of the Potomac as it retreated south across the Virginia Peninsula to the James River. At the conclusion of the Battle of Malvern Hill, Lee's second most costly battle, where McClellan's strong defensive position of infantry and artillery repelled multiple frontal assaults by Lee's troops, the Federal army slipped from Lee's grasp and brought the Seven Days to an end. The Seven Days was a clear Confederate victory that drove the Union army away from the capital at Richmond, began the ascendancy of Robert E. Lee, and commenced a change in the war in the Eastern Theater. It set the stage for the Second Manassas Campaign followed by the Maryland Campaign of 1862"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index.
Before the battles, March 17-June 15, 1862
Mechanicsville and Gaines' Mill, June 26-27, 1862
White Oak Swamp and Glendale, June 29-30, 1862
Malvern Hill and retreat, July 1, 1862, and beyond
Summary and afterward
Appendix I. Battlefield guide to the decisions of the Seven Days
Appendix II. Union order of battle
Appendix III. Confederate order of battle.
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