Confederate army and naval elements attack Federal occupation forces in an effort to take back the vital port city of Galveston on the Texas coast.
Federal army-navy forces occupy one of the most important points on the Texas coast.
The last of a week-long series of battles on the Virginia Peninsula takes place at Malvern Hill, near the James River.
Robert E. Lee’s Confederates attack the Federal army once more, this time hoping to chase down the withdrawing enemy and destroying them before they reach the safety of the James River.
The quietest day of the Seven Days’ Battles takes place, as George B. McClellan sends a shocking telegram to his superiors at Washington blaming them for perceived failures.
Robert E. Lee launches another attack on the Federal right flank outside Richmond, which forces George B. McClellan to begin planning to withdraw southward to the James River.