Seven Days Battles 1862: Lee's Defense of Richmond by Angus KonstamSeven Days Battles 1862: Lee's Defense of Richmond by Angus Konstam

Seven Days Battles 1862: Lee's Defense of Richmond

byAngus KonstamIllustratorStephen Walsh

Paperback | August 20, 2004

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Osprey's examination of the short yet crucial campaign of the American Civil War (1861-1865). When General Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Confederacy was in crisis. Lee changed all that in a brilliant, week-long campaign. On 26 June the Confederates struck, fighting two hard-fought battles in two days at Mechanicsville and Gaine's Mill. The ferocity of the Confederate assaults convinced McClellan that he was outnumbered. Unable to keep the Confederates at bay, the Union army was recalled to Washington. Despite losing a quarter of his men, Lee had saved Richmond, and inflicted a humiliating defeat on the Army of the Potomac.
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Angus currently lives in Edinburgh.
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Title:Seven Days Battles 1862: Lee's Defense of RichmondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.88 × 7.2 × 0.23 inPublished:August 20, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841766828

ISBN - 13:9781841766829

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Plans/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/The Seven Days Campaign/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Further Reading/Index

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Books in Osprey's 'Campaign' series stand out at both secondary and college levels as works' that will engage and sustain student interest ... sophisticated maps and comprehensive graphics complement the texts without overwhelming them.