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On this day in the Civil War, the Federal Army of the Potomac under General George McClellan fight against Confederate forces led by General Joseph E. Johnston at the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia.

General Johnston is wounded in the battle. Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints General Robert E. Lee to command the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

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General Joseph E. Johnston

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)