Official Records of the Rebellion

Official Records of the Rebellion

Official Records of the Rebellion: Volume Eleven, Chapter 23, Part 1: Peninsular Campaign: Reports

Official Records of the Rebellion: Volume Eleven, Chapter 23, Part 1: Peninsular Campaign: Reports

The Document

No 1:Report of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Potomac, dated August 4 1863

SECOND PERIOD: CHAPTER TWO

The original report is a single document that covers the entire period from 20 May to 3 July 1862. This was the period that saw the battle of Fair Oaks/ Seven Pines and the Seven Days Battles. For increased convenience we have split it into smaller sections, divided mostly by content, although the headings we give below are not inclusive.

1: pp. 25-26: Introduction
2: pp. 26-27: Call for re-enforcements
3: p.28: The line of advance
4: pp.28-30: McDowell's movements
5: pp.30-31: McDowell withdrawn
6: pp.31-33: Bridges over the Chickahominy and telegrams to Washington
7: pp.33-35: Expedition towards Hanover Court House
8: pp.35-36: Plans for advance
9: pp.36-37: Reports victories at Hanover Court House
10: pp.37-38: Ready to advance on Richmond
11: pp.38-41: Battle of Fair Oaks/ Seven Pines 31 May
12: pp.41-43: Battle of Fair Oaks/ Seven Pines 1 June
13: pp.43-44: Aftermath of the battle
14: pp.44-46: Letters to Washington
15: pp.46-47: Wants re-enforcements
16: pp. 47-48: Stuart's ride around the army
17: pp. 49: First solid news of Jackson's arrival
18: pp. 49-51: Seven Days Battles: 25th June: Battle of Oak Grove - McClellan advances
19: pp. 51-54: Seven Days Battles: 26th June: Day Two
20: p. 54: Seven Days Battles: 26th June: Battle of Mechanicsville
21: pp.54-57: Seven Days Battles: 27th June: Battle of Gaine's Mill
22: pp.57-60: Seven Days Battles: 27th June: Re-enforcing Gaine's Mill
23: pp.60-61: Seven Days Battles: 28th June: No battle
24: pp.61-62: Seven Days Battles: 29th June: Battles of Allen's Farm and Savage Station
25: pp.64-67: Seven Days Battles: 30th June: Battle of Glendale
26: pp.67-69: Seven Days Battles: 1st July: Battle of Malvern Hill
27: pp. 69-70: The move to Harrison's Landing and summary of loses during the Seven Days

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