Seven Days Battles

 

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Short Summary of the Seven Days Battles
Short Summary: The Seven Days Battles
was fought between June 25, 1862 to July 1, 1862 by the Union  forces led by General George B. McClellan and the Confederate Army led by General Robert E. Lee. This famous series of Civil War battles was fought between 104,000 Union soldiers and 92,000 Confederate troops. At the end of Seven Days Battles the Union losses were over 15,000 and the Confederate losses amounted to over 20,000. The series of the Seven Days Battles were a victory for the Confederacy.

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Seven Days Battles
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. One of the major battlefields in the Civil War during his presidency was the savage Seven Days Battles in Richmond, Virginia.

     

Facts about the Seven Days Battles
The main battles of the Civil War were
divided into two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place. The Seven Days Battles was fought in Virginia in the Easter theater of the Civil War.

  • The Eastern Theater that comprised of the area east of the Appalachians in the locality of the rival capitals of Washington and Richmond

Facts about the Seven Days Battles
The Seven Days Battles were fought by the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia against the Union Army of the Potomac.

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Facts about the Seven Days Battles: The Names of the Six Seven Days Battles
The Richmond campaign in 1862 of the Civil War consisted of six battles that were fought over a period of Seven Days which are known collectively as "The Seven Days' Battles." The Names of the Seven Days Battles were:

  • Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville, was fought June 26, 1862 and was the first of the Seven Days Battles

  • The Battle of Gaines Mill (First Cold Harbor), was fought on June 27, 1862 and was the second of the Seven Days Battles

  • The Battle of Savages Station was fought on June 29, 1862 and was the third of the Seven Days Battles

  • The Battle of Glendale was fought on June 30, 1862 and was the fourth of the Seven Days Battles

  • The Battle of White Oak Swamp was fought on June 30, 1862 and was the fifth of the Seven Days Battles

  • The Battle of Malvern Hill was fought on July 1, 1862 and was the sixth and last of the Seven Days Battles

Facts about the Seven Days Battles: The Names of the Six Seven Days Battles
The Union General George
McClellan had moved within 10 miles of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy. Other Union forces were kept at bay from Richmond in the Shenandoah Valley by General Jackson.  Confederate General Joseph Johnston also led his army to the defense of Richmond. On May 31, 1862 the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia clashed in the fierce battle at Seven Pines. General Joseph Johnston was wounded, and General Robert E. Lee took over command of the Confederate forces. General Robert E. Lee summoned Jackson from the Shenandoah Valley and for seven days, from June 25 to July 1, 1862 and over six separate battles attacked the forces of General George McClellan. The hard fought Battles of the Seven Days forced General George McClellan and the Union Army away from the Peninsula and back to the area of the James River. Richmond, the capital of the Confederate States of America was saved, and it would take the Union Army nearly three years before it finally captured it.

Facts about the Seven Days Battles
The following short fact sheet provides interesting facts and information about the Seven Days Battles, one of the major battles that was fought during the American Civil War
(April 12, 1861 and continued until May 10, 1865).

Seven Days Battles: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Seven Days Battles Fact 1Q. Where was the Seven Days Battles fought?
A. It was fought in Hanover County and Henrico County, Virginia.
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 2Q. When was the Seven Days Battles fought?
It was a series of six Civil War battles fought over a period of seven days from June 25, 1862 to July 1, 1862
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 3Q. Who won the Seven Days Battles?
A. The
Seven Days Battles were won by the Confederacy
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 4Q. Who were the generals and leaders?
A. The Confederate general was Robert E. Lee. The Union General was George McClellan
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 5Q. What were names of the six Seven Days Battles?
A. The names of the six Seven Days Battles were the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, the Battle of Gaines Mill (First Cold Harbor), the Battle of Savages Station, the Battle of Glendale, the Battle of White Oak Swamp and the Battle of Malvern Hill.

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Seven Days Battles
The info about the Seven Days Battles provides interesting facts and important information about this important Civil War conflict that occured during the presidency of the 16th President of the United States of America.

 

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Seven Days Battles: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Seven Days Battles Fact 6Q. How many Union casualties were there?
A. The total number of Union losses were 15,855: Number Killed 1734, Number Wounded 8066, Number Captured / Missing 6055.
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 7Q. How many Confederate casualties were there?
A.
The total number of Confederate losses were 15,855: Number Killed 3494, Number Wounded 15758, Number Captured / Missing 952.
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 8Q. Why was the Seven Days Battles important?
A. It was
strategically significant because
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 9At the Battle of Seven Pines, General Joe Johnston was wounded and General Robert E. Lee assumed command of The Army of Northern Virginia.
 
Seven Days Battles Fact 10The Battle of Drewry's Bluff was a naval battle and was the last attempt by the Union to use the river to take Richmond - the battle featured the Monitor Ironclad.

Seven Days Battles: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Seven Days Battles - President Abraham Lincoln Video
The article on the Seven Days Battles provides an overview of one of the major events of his presidential term in office. The following Abraham Lincoln video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 16th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

 

 

 

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