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The Seven Days

Union Casualties: 15,849
Confederate Casualties: 20,135

Statistical Source: B&I

The Seven Days
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The Seven Days: The bloody sequence of battles around Richmond began on June 26, 1862, and lasted for a week. Determined to hurl McClellan back from the Confederate capital, Lee attacked him again and again - at Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Savage's Station, Frayser's Farm, and Malvern Hill. McClellan won four out of the five battles, but proved as fearful in victory as he was in defeat, backing steadily away until he reached Harrison's Landing on the James. The Peninsula Campaign, begun with such bright hope, had ended in defeat.

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