Monday, July 4, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Round Table-- Part 4: Was the Peninsula Campaign Part of the Seven Days Battles?

**  Civil War rifles had improved a great deal in both distance and accuracy over their Napoleonic counterparts.  In the Napoleonic Wars, accuracy was reasonably good at 40-50 yards, but that had grown to 100-150 yards by the Civil War.

**  Confederates were too prone to attack massed artillery which led to huge casualties.

**  Lee took over after the Battle of Seven Pines after Joe Johnston was wounded.  He took a month to organize and then they had the Seven Days Battles.

**  Personally, I consider the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days battles as to different operations, although  I can see where the Seven days was an aftermath of the Peninsula Campaign.

--Old Secesh

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