The first of what would be a series of battles takes place on the Virginia Peninsula as George B. McClellan’s Federals try to capture a valuable position in front of the Confederate defenses.
Tag: Benjamin Huger
The Battle of Seven Pines
Confederates attack the Federals on the south side of the Chickahominy River on Virginia’s Peninsula, but poor coordination prevents them from accomplishing their main goal of destroying the enemy.
The Fall of Norfolk
Abraham Lincoln personally directs an operation that results in capturing one of the Confederacy’s most important naval bases.