June 27: ]acksonaarikes with Lee and attacks th^ft'deral defenses from -tfie north'-'
June 27: Porter's Federals abandon their
I 'he terrible fighting - the X tornadoes of musketry, and volleys of thunderbolts from hundreds of cannon have not been paralleled by this army, despite Williamsburg and Fairoaks [sic]."
A New York reporter at the battle of Gaines' Mill.
Lee's plans for the destruction of the retreating Fedemt forces were brought to nothing by poor maps^-in&pt-division commanders, and the region's diverse topography. At Glendale, only Longstreet and Maj Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill (above) successfully A brought their men into action.
June 29: Magruder's Confederates advance through McClellan's abandoned lines and attack the Federal rearguard
June 29: Jackson crosses south of the Chickahominy River
June 30: Jackson halts at White Oak Swamp against McClellan' rearguard, while Lee attacks Glendale
June 30: Lee attempts to cut the Federal line of retreat with an assault to capture Glendale, but is repulsed
July 1: Lee hurls his forces against the Federals who are positioned on commanding ground
July 1: Federal gunboats on the James fire into the Confederate attackers at Malvern Hill
The Federals fall back to the protection of the gunboats at Harrison's Landing
Union forces under Gen. Philip Kearny repulse Confederate attacks at Glendale on June 30 (below). Though presenting considerable obstacles for the retreating Union army, the swamps and marshes also!I did much to hamper the Confederate pursuit. >i
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