battle of gaines s mill

Battle of Gaines' Mill

Captured guns on the Gaines' Mill battlefield sketched by Alfred Waud. Library of Congress. For most of the afternoon the attacks of R. E. Lee's army sputtered and stalled, with substantial loss. A. P. Hill’s division began the battle, its six brigades colliding with the Federal divisions of …

Get More

10 Facts: The Battle of Gaines' Mill | American ...

2020-11-8 · At the Battle of Gaines' Mill, Robert E. Lee's soldiers had made a number of attacks against Porter's lines. At 7pm, with additional Confederate forces now in position, Lee unleashed upwards of 32,000 men - sixteen brigades - in a powerful assault against the Federal lines. While not the most organized affair, this assault was likely the ...

Get More

Battle of Gaines's Mill

2019-3-3 · Gaines’s Mill was the third battle during the Seven Days’ Battles that ended General McClellan’s Peninsula campaign of 1862. At the start of the Seven Days, McClellan’s army had been split in two by the Chickahominy River. One corps, under Fitz-John Porter, was north of the river, and the rest of the army was on the south bank.

Get More