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Peninsular Campaign (1862)

Union Casualties: 15,000
Confederate Casualties: 19,000

Statistical Source: EACW

Peninsular Campaign (1862)
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McClellan's Peninsular Campaign: Instead of advancing through northern Virginia, where he was sure huge rebel armies lurked, the Union commander proposed instead to ship his 121,500-man Army of the Potomac to the tip of the York-James Peninsula by sea, then fight his way west to Richmond. The Peninsular Campaign began in March 1862 - more than seven months after McClellan took command.

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