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  • Before the Seven Days – Advance to the Chickahominy Part 11

    At the River The reconnaissance of the new Confederate line made it obvious that further movement toward Richmond would depend on successfully negotiating the obstacle presented by the Chickahominy. On May 20th BG John Banard, Chief Engineer for the Army of the Potomac, was ordered to conduct a personal reconnaissance of the area around Bottom’s […]

  • 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 […]