Confederates attack McClellan’s force near Richmond 150 years ago today (1862)

Video: Battle of Seven Pines (at 17:01)

(Saturday, May 31, 1862, part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War) — The Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks, the first Confederate attempt to dislodge Gen. George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac from their position just outside Richmond, began today.

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