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Contrasts in Command:

The Battle of Fair Oaks
May 31 - June 1, 1862

Author and Award-Winning Historian

Victor Vignola

will be presented live via Zoom web-conferencing.


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Contrasts in Command:

The Battle of Fair Oaks: May 31 - June 1, 186



Surprisingly little has been written about the key Battle of Fair Oaks. The bloody two-day affair, fought on the very doorstep of the Confederate capital, was the first major battle in the Eastern Theater since Bull Run.


At the head of the Confederate army was Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, and as fate intervened late in the day on May 31st, one of the men who would lay gravely wounded was General Johnston.

His replacement would be Robert E. Lee – a decision that changed the course of the entire war.

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