By Angus Konstam
Osprey's exam of the quick but the most important crusade of the yank Civil warfare (1861-1865). while basic Robert E. Lee took command of the military of Northern Virginia, the Confederacy was once in drawback. Lee replaced all that during a super, week-long crusade. On 26 June the Confederates struck, scuffling with hard-fought battles in days at Mechanicsville and Gaine's Mill. The ferocity of the accomplice attacks confident McClellan that he was once outnumbered. not able to maintain the Confederates at bay, the Union military was once recalled to Washington. regardless of wasting 1 / 4 of his males, Lee had stored Richmond, and inflicted a humiliating defeat at the military of the Potomac.
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