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.
Abraham Lincoln questions not only George B. McClellan’s strategy and tactics, but also his math after McClellan opts to lay siege to Yorktown rather than attack head-on.
George B. McClellan begins the Federal advance up the Virginia Peninsula but becomes outraged when part of his army is held back from joining him.