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Two days of battle at Seven Pines in the Confederate attack, in the irregular and desperate fighting, and in the duration and changing success of this first great battle in the East, there are striking resemblances to (as well as wide divergences from) the two days battle at Shiloh, the first great clash of arms in the West.-
fought the first great contest between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Federal Army of the Potomac.
The junction of these two roads is called Seven Pines.
About one mile from Seven Pines, where theNine-mile road crosses the Richmond and the York River Railroad, there is a station called Fair Oaks.
Before the acSeven Pines, where theNine-mile road crosses the Richmond and the York River Railroad, there is a station called Fair Oaks.
Before the action ended there was a good deal of fighting near the latter place.
The Federals called the action of May 31st and June 1st the battle of Fair Oaks.
Before describing this contest, a sketch will be given of the movements of the two armies from the time the Confederates withdrew from Williamsburg.
It is well, however, to say he
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