Maps The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862.

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Title
The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862.
Summary
This map shows an area of Henrico County, Va., east of the city of Richmond and south of the Chickahominy River, where the Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, took place 31 May-1 June 1862. Confederate Gen. J. E. Johnston's plan to attack the Union Army of the Potomac's IV Corps (under Keyes) at Fair Oaks called for Longstreet to approach from the northeast via the Nine Mile Road; D. H. Hill was at attack second from the southeast along the Williamsburg Road; and Huger was to protect the Confederate right flank from the Charles City Road. Thanks to confusion that resulted in Longstreet's forces blocking Hill's and Huger's, and strong reinforcement of the Union lines, the battle, though fierce, was essentially a draw.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1862-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Hill, D. H.--(Daniel Harvey),--1821-1889
-  Huger, Benjamin,--1805-1877
-  Johnston, Joseph E.--(Joseph Eggleston),--1807-1891
-  Keyes, Erasmus D.--(Erasmus Darwin),--1810-1895
-  Longstreet, James,--1821-1904
-  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Corps, 4th
-  Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862--Maps
-  Peninsular Campaign, 1862--Maps
-  Henrico County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--Virginia--Henrico County
-  Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va
-  Peninsular Campaign
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 153).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 28 x 23.5 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00250
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox. The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00250/. (Accessed December 05, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1862) The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00250/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862. [to 1865, 1862] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00250/>.