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General Meagher At The Battle of Fair Oaks VA June 1st 1862

Battle scene with General astride white horse left of center with sword raised in charge. Green and yellow flag and blue and white flag to left. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Genl. Meagher At The Battle Of Fair Oaks, VA/ (7.15 x 12.7) 1862 - S

The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks, took place from May 31–June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign. It was the culmination of an offensive up the Virginia Peninsula by Union Major General George B. McClellan, in which the Army of the Potomac reached the outskirts of Richmond. Although the battle was tactically inconclusive, it was the largest battle in the Eastern Theater up to that time. More than 83,000 soldiers clashed in the fight. Both the North and the South suffered heavy losses, with more than 13,700 casualties.

Date: 1862

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 14 x 10 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-685
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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