Battle Of Seven Pines
Information about the Battle Of Seven Pines during Civil War Battles of the American Civil War
Battle Of Seven Pines Facts
Location: Fair Oaks Station, Henrico County, Virginia
Dates: May 31 – June 1, 1862
Generals: Union: George B. McClellan | Confederate: Joseph E. Johnston
Soldiers Engaged: Union: 34,000 | Confederate: 39,000
Casualties: Union: 5,000 | Confederate: 6,100
Battle Of Seven Pines Summary: The Battle of Seven Pines (aka the Battle of Fair Oaks Station) was part of General George McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War. The two day battle began on May 31, 1862 at Fair Oaks Station, Virginia.
Battle Of Seven Pines Articles From History Net Magazines
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