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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Battles for Richmond, 1862


book cover
Front cover: Desperate Valor by Dale Gallon, courtesy of Dale Gallon Historical Art Gallery, Gettysburg, PA.


Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to Michael Andrus, Robert Krick, and the interpretive staff at Richmond National Battlefield Park.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Clifford Dowdey, The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004), Brian K. Burton, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Seven Days Battles (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), Gary W. Gallagher, The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula and the Seven Days (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2008), Brian K. Burton, The Peninsula and Seven Days: A Battlefield Guide (This Hallowed Ground: Guides to Civil War) (Lincoln: Bison Books, 2007), as well as the NPS Historical Handbook #33: Richmond Battlefields (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1992) and the Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan: Chatham Plantation: Witness to the Civil War.

History and Culture