The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula and the Seven Days

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Gary W. Gallagher
UNC Press Books, 2000 - History - 272 pages
The Richmond campaign of April-July 1862 ranks as one of the most important military operations of the first years of the American Civil War. Key political, diplomatic, social, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan fac

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Contents

The 1862 Richmond Campaign in Perspective
xv
The Seven Days of George Brinton McClellan
26
McClellan and His Engineers on the Chickahominy
42
Stonewall Jackson in the Seven Days
64
John Bankhead Magruder and the Seven Days
94
Loyalty and Race in the Peninsula Campaign and Beyond
119
Convincing Moderates in the North of the Need for a Hard War
151
The Decisive Charge of Whitings Division at Gainess Mill
179
Union and Confederate Artillery at the Battle of Malvern Hill
215
Bibliographic Essay
249
Contributors
255
Index
257
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Gary W Gallagher is a civil war historian with a special interest in the military aspects of the war. He is the author or co-author of several books including Lee and His Generals in War and Memory and The Confederate War. He has also served as President of the Association of Preservation of Civil War sites. He is a professor of history at the University of Virginia.

Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia and author or editor of numerous books, including Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War (from the University of North Carolina Press).

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