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? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What was the importance of the 7 Days Battle?

I can not find anything on why it is important, maybe you will have better luck.

Also why do you think we use war to solve our conflicts?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Confederate General Robert E. Lee drove the invading Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, away from Richmond and into a retreat down the Virginia Peninsula.

    I believe this is what you are looking for as it was the main cause of General Lee being able to stop the attack by the Army of the Potomac.

    Why we fight wars is an entirely different and complex issue. At times it is necessary, or in other cases it may not be and greed may be the cause.

    Also if one combatant wants to go to war, and another doesn't yet the main combatant is unable to be detered and stopped, you have two options. Allow them to attack without defending yoruself or to also go to war. Very complex issue and can vary from war to war... as noted with World War 2 where the main reasoning was to stop Hitler. There was no option but to fight back or lose or liberties.

    Hope the source below helps with your original question!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Union had the momentum when the 'young Napoleon', Gen'l McClellan was commander of the Army of the Potomac. Their battle cry was 'On to Richmond', and they believed they were invincible. They got within sight of the church spires of Richmond and could hear the church bells ringing. When General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded during the battle of Ellersons Mill, General Robert E. Lee was placed in charge of the Confederate Army defending Richmond. General Lee began a series of masterful strokes of flanking and attacking that drove McClellans force down the peninsula and reversed the fortunes of both armies. The Federals wouldn't regain the confidence and momentum they had again until after Gettysburg.

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