Peninsular campaign, in the American Civil War, the unsuccessful Union attempt (Apr.–July, 1862) to capture Richmond, Va., by way of the peninsula between the York and James rivers.
Sections in this article:
- The End of the Campaign
- The Plan
- Evacuation of Yorktown
- Union Advance and Jackson's Diversion
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