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Extraordinary Circumstances: The Seven Days Battles

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The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac from the gates of R...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 2001)
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Josh Liller
This is a very detailed history (ala Peter Cozzens) of the Seven Days Battles, something that I think had not been written before. I don't think this was as good as Stephen Sears' broader "To The Gates Of Richmond" (which also covers the Peninsular Campaign as a whole) nor as quite as good as Cozzens' books. There are quite a few maps, but I feel they are not good. Overall, an okay book.
C.E.
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Seven Days of battle, and I can't seem to read this sucker in less than... I have no idea. Don't blame the book. I suspect my nonfiction spree is clogging my ability to process anything more difficult than "The Cat in the Hat" right now!
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