The seven days battles were a series of six major battles over the seven days from june 25 to july 1, 1862, near richmond, virginia, during the american civil war confederate general robert e lee drove the invading union army of the potomac, commanded by maj gen george b mcclellan, away from richmond and into a retreat down the virginia peninsula. The seven days battles was a series of six major battles over the seven days from june 25 to july 1, 1862, near richmond, virginia during the american civil war confederate general robert e lee drove the invading union army of the potomac,.
Moved cautiously and in the seven days’ battles (june 25–july 1) was turned back, his peninsular campaign a failure at the second battle of bull run (august 29–30), lee drove another union army, under pope, out of virginia and followed up by invading maryland. The seven days' battles were over, and with them not only mcclellan's and the union's best chance to take richmond for more than two years, but also the best chance to restore the union to a status quo that resembled 1860.
It had been one of the bloodiest and more brutal days in american history to that point - the second most bloody and brutal, in fact, trailing only the first day of the battle of shiloh in tennessee, seven weeks earlier.
Seven days battle summary: the seven days battle or seven days campaign took place from june 25 to july 1, 1862 and featured six different battles along the virginia peninsula east of richmond the union army of the potomac, led by maj gen george b mcclellan, was over 100,000 men strong yet was steadily driven away from the ultimate goal of richmond and back to the james river by confederates led by a new field commander—gen robert e lee. The seven days battles saved richmond and inspirited a confederate people buffeted by dismal military news from other theaters the victory also caused lee's reputation to shoot upward, beginning the process by which he and his army would emerge, by the late spring of 1863 at the latest, as the principal national rallying point for the. The seven days’ battles continue at glendale (white oak swamp), virginia, as robert e lee has a chance to deal a decisive blow against george b mcclellan’s army of the potomac lee’s army of northern virginia had already won the seven days’ battles, but the confederates’ attempt to rout mcclellan cost many southern casualties.
The seven days battles, also known as seven days campaign was a sequence of 6 battles, that took place from june 25 to july 1, 1862, along virginia peninsula in the american civil war. Seven days' battles: seven days’ battles, (june 25–july 1, 1862), series of american civil war battles in which a confederate army under general robert e lee drove back general george b mcclellan’s union forces and thwarted the northern attempt to capture the confederate capital of richmond, va mcclellan was forced. The six-day war (hebrew: מלחמת the united states estimated israel would need 7–10 days to win, with british estimates supporting the us view armies and weapons armies the israeli army had a total strength, including reservists, of 264,000, though this number could not be sustained, as the reservists were vital to civilian life.
The seven days’ battles continue at glendale (white oak swamp), virginia, as robert e lee has a chance to deal a decisive blow against george b mcclellan’s army of the potomac lee’s army.
Seven days battles date june 25 – july 1, 1862 location hanover county and henrico county, virginia victor confederate victory contenders united states (union) confederate states military leaders george b mcclellan robert e lee military units in battle army of the potomac army of northern virginia unit strength 104,100 92,000 casualties and deaths total: 15,855. The two most important results culminating from the seven days battles (june 25-july 1, 1862) around richmond were that (1) general robert e lee took command of the army of northern virginia and.