The Army of the Potomac reaches a point only seven miles from Richmond. Here the Battle of Seven Pines takes place.
The back of the stereo card reads:
Rustic Seat, Old Cannon and Graves, Dayton Soldiers’ Home.
There is not a single other nation in this world that takes as good care of its disabled veterans as does Uncle Sam. In every one of the older states of the Union there is a large and well equipped soldiers’ home, and two miles west of Dayton, Ohio, is the Central National Military Home for disabled veterans of the Civil War, having 640 acres of beautiful grounds, with large buildings and accommodations for six thousand inmates.
It is a sad sight, these endless rows of white headstones, marking the graves of those who have heard the last “taps,” but the survivors lead quite a cheerful life at the Home, rehearsing again and again the heroic fights in which they were happy enough to participate, and proudly dwelling on the achievements of their favorite leaders. Visitors are always welcome, especially if willing to listen to reminiscences of the war.
Union forces capture Corinth, Mississippi, which had been evacuated by Confederate troops the previous night.
Senator Waitman T. Willey presents a petition to the senate for the admission of West Virginia as a new state.
Union forces triumph at the Battle of Hanover Court House.
Union general George B. McClellan issues a proclamation opening his campaign in West Virginia where he states that Union forces must crush any slave revolts.
Confederate Major General “Stonewall” Jackson captures Winchester Heights.