Tuesday, July 5, 2016

McHenry County CW Round Table-- Part 5: "Like Shoveling Flies Across a Barnyard"

**  The Battle of Seven Pines took place May 31-June 1, 1862.

**  **  JEB Stuart, Confederate cavalryman, made a name for himself when he led his troops in a ride around McClellan's Army.

**  McClellan constantly under reported his troop strength and overestimated Confederate strength to get more reinforcements.

**  Said Lincoln"  "Sending troops to McClellan is like shoveling flies across a barnyard."

**Much of the fighting during the Peninsula Campaign was done in swampy area which caused sick lists to rise dramatically in the Union Army.

--Old Secesh

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