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The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac from the gates of RThe first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac from the gates of Richmond to the James River, where the Union forces reached safety. Along the way, Lee lost several opportunities to harm McClellan. The Seven Days have been the subject of numerous historical treatments, but none more detailed and engaging than Brian K. Burton's retelling of the campaign that lifted Southern spirits, began Lee's ascent to fame, and almost prompted European recognition of the Confederacy....

Title : Extraordinary Circumstances: The Seven Days Battles
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ISBN : 9780253339638
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 544 Pages
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Extraordinary Circumstances: The Seven Days Battles Reviews

  • Matthew Ericson
    2018-11-17 22:04

    It has good information. Not easy to follow at times. However given the lack of material on the 7 Days, a must read.

  • Josh Liller
    2018-11-01 03:44

    This is a very detailed history (ala Peter Cozzens) of the Seven Days Battles, something that I think had not been written before. I don't think this was as good as Stephen Sears' broader "To The Gates Of Richmond" (which also covers the Peninsular Campaign as a whole) nor as quite as good as Cozzens' books. There are quite a few maps, but I feel they are not good. Overall, an okay book.

  • C.E.
    2018-10-27 22:57

    Seven Days of battle, and I can't seem to read this sucker in less than... I have no idea. Don't blame the book. I suspect my nonfiction spree is clogging my ability to process anything more difficult than "The Cat in the Hat" right now!

  • Jim Blessing
    2018-11-04 00:58

    This was a very good book on this Civil War battle. Unfortunately, after reading the first 100 pages or so, it just got too detailed for me to finish.