The Battle of Hanover Court House: Turning Point of the Peninsula Campaign, May 27, 1862


In 1862, a limited Union Army under General George B. McClellan engaged Confederate forces in a series of engagements in and around the community of Hanover Court House, Virginia, eventually forcing a Confederate retreat but missing the critical opportunity to press on and capture Richmond. Researched from official reports as well as contemporary accounts, this is the first detailed look at the battle most widely known as Hanover Court House and Slash Church. The opening chapters set the stage for this crucial battle and ...

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