Tag: battle of fair oaks

  • Before the Seven Days – Advance to the Chickahominy Part 15

    June 1st One of the many that fell in the fighting on May 31st was Gen. Joseph Johnston. Ignoring pleas from staff officers he rode to the front to watch Whiting’s attack. He was struck in the right shoulder by a round and then knocked from his horse by the force of a nearby explosion. […]

  • Before the Seven Days – Advance to the Chickahominy Part 13

    Hill’s Attack MG D. H. Hill’s independent decision to begin the attack started in ragged fashion. The hasty nature of the order left the brigades scrambling to get into battles order. BG Samuel Garland’s brigade (5th NC, 23rd NC, 24th VA, 38th VA, 2nd FL, and 2nd MS Bn) advanced with the 2nd Mississippi Battalion […]

  • Before the Seven Days – Advance to the Chickahominy Part 12

    Setting the Stage for Battle The net result of the Battle of Hanover Court House was a change to the strategy of the campaign. McClellan noted that the “enemy was not in great force opposite Bottom’s Bridge” and that “it was important to secure a lodgment upon the right bank before he should have time […]

  • The Best Books on the Seven Days and the Peninsula

    Books Focusing on The Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days On this, the 150th anniversary of the last day of the Seven Days at Malvern Hill, it seemed appropriate to offer up a list of the top books on McClellan’s great effort to reach Richmond and end the war quickly from March-July 1862.  The Peninsula […]

  • 862cj: Union Army Battle of Fair Oaks 31 May – 1 June 1862

    Back to the George Nafziger American Civil War Order of Battle Collection Union Army Battle of Fair Oaks https://www.brettschulte.net/CWBlog/wp-admin/post-new.php 31 May – 1 June 1862 Commanding General: Major General George B.McClellan II Army Corps: Major General E.V.Sumner Provost Guard: K/6th New York Cavalry 1st Division: Major General I.B.Richardson 1st Brigade: Brigadier General O.O.Howard 5th New […]