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An unbroken series of battles, between the Federal and Confederate troops, June 26 to July 2, 1862, known as the Seven Days Fight around Richmond. McClellan's army was 92,500 strong, June 26; Lee's forces numbered 80,762. June 26, A. P. Hill, with 30,000 Confederates, defeated and drove the Nationals from Mechanicsville. June 27, Longstreet, Jackson and Hill, with 55,000 Confederates, attacked and routed 25,000 Federals under Porter at Gaines' Mills on the Chickahominy. Porter crossed the river to Savage's Station, where he defeated Magruder June 28. June 29 and 30, the Federals were again defeated at Frayser's Farm and White Oak Swamp. McClellan retreated to Malvern Hill, where a furious but indecisive battle occurred. After this McClellan retreated to the James. During the Seven Days' fight the Federals lost 15,249 men; the Confederates 19,000.
By John Franklin Jameson