Robert E. Lee makes another attempt to destroy the Federal Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula, this time attacking at Glendale, Frayser’s Farm, and White Oak Swamp.
Tag: James Longstreet
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 Puny Efforts of Martial Men
Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston receives vital intelligence that prompts him to plan an attack on the Virginia Peninsula, but a terrible storm threatens to undermine his efforts.
The Battle of Williamsburg
Portions of the main armies on the Virginia Peninsula clash in a savage engagement that does little to change the dispositions of either Federals or Confederates.
The Fall of Yorktown
The Federal Army of the Potomac enters the abandoned enemy works at Yorktown. Some hail this as a great victory while others note that the Confederate army had escaped intact.
The Siege of Yorktown: Confederate Response
The Confederate high command meets at Richmond to consider abandoning the Virginia Peninsula to the numerically superior Federal Army of the Potomac.