Seven Days' Battles , June 25-July 1, 1862, a series of battles in the American Civil War that took place near the city of Richmond, Virginia. The most important encounters were the battles of Mechanicsville, June 26; Gaines's Mill, June 27; and Malvern Hill, July 1. Despite huge losses suffered by the Confederate forces, the Union army withdrew because of overcaution by its generals, thus ending the Peninsular Campaign (the Union offensive against Richmond, the Confederate capital).
The American Civil War was a four-year armed conflict between northern and southern sections of the United States.
Most of us know P.T. Barnum because of the circus, but he was actually an important figure in American history. Learn how P.T. Barnum went from small-time entrepreneur to master showman and founder of the "Greatest Show on Earth."