Confederate troops under General Robert E. Lee try to intercept a retreating Union force at the Battle of Glendale, but Union troops manage to secure their line of retreat.
Battle of Savage’s Station: Confederate Troops under Brigadier General John B. Magruder attack a rearguard of retreating Union troops. The result of the battle is inconclusive, and the Union continues its retreat toward the James River in Virginia.
A brigade of Confederate troops attacks a brigade of Union troops at the Battle of Goulding’s Farm.
The Seven Days Battles continue with the Battle of Gaines’ Mill. Although suffering heavy casualties, the Confederates are victorious, and the Union army under Major General George B. McClellan abandons his advance on Richmond and begins to retreat.
Here are some 3D images of the Civil War. I created these from stereo cards, some of which were in my own collection but most of which were from the Library of Congress’ collection. In order to view these, you’ll need a pair of red-cyan 3-D glasses. You may already have a pair, or if not you can find some inexpensive 3D glasses on Amazon.com. Note that, being up to 150 years old, some of the images are not perfect. Enjoy!
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The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, the first major engagement of the Seven Days Battles, takes place. The result is a Union victory as the Confederate attack was driven back.