This Week in the Civil War: June 25-July 1

Posted: June 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

June 29, 1861 – In Washington D.C., President Lincoln meets with his cabinet and military leaders to determine future strategies for the Union army. They also discuss the importance of retaining public support for the war efforts.

June 25-July 1, 1862 – The Seven Days Campaign (also known as the Peninsula Campaign) takes place in Virginia. The Confederate army commanded by General Robert E. Lee and the Union army commanded by General George McClellan clash in a series of six battles. The Confederates are victorious, but suffered heavy casualties.

July 1, 1863 – This is the first day of the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War. General Lee’s troops face off against the Union army, now commanded by General George Meade, in and around a little Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg.

June 30, 1864 – Confederate General Jubal Early begins an attempt to invade the North by leading his army to New Market, Virginia.

 

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