The Rebels beat the Yankees!

Union defeat at Richmond

How did they do it?

Instead of advancing directly overland to Richmond as Lincoln wished, McClellan moved his huge army by ship to a peninsula between the York and James Rivers southeast of the city. From there he began a major offensive known as the Peninsular Campaign. The operation took too long and they did not want to fight. So the time slipped away and the rebels attacked.

Will the Union win?

Go Yankees!!