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How the Seven days battle around Richmond began. [from the Richmond, Va., Times, July 1, 1900.] The dash and romance of war is supposed to surround the cavalry branch of the service, but at times the red artillery comes in for its share, as was the case in the opening of the Seven Days fight around the capital of the Confederacy. Everyone knows that for a week General Lee, in command of that grand old organization, the Army of Northern Virginia, attacked, defeated and drove the Army of the Potomac, under General McClellan, from one battlefield to another, finally penning him up on the banks of the James River, under shelter of the Federal gunboats, but very few at this late day can recall the incidents preceding the opening of the first day's fight at Mechanicsville, and how General Lee manoeuvered to uncover the heavy works built by McClellan across the road leading from Richmond to and beyond the Chickahominy river. For weeks after the battle of Seven Pines General M