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The Battle of Eltham's Landing, fought on May 7, 1862, was a prelude to fighting that grew more savage as federal troops edged closer to the Confederate capital of Richmond. Union General George B. McClellan's attempt to fall upon the southerners' line of retreat as they withdrew from their lines at Yorktown was strategically sound but logistically flawed. The lessons learned by both sides in this small battle would enlighten commanders about amphibious landings, joint service cooperation, battlefield communications, and even ship-launched aerial surveillance, both in the Civil War and in future conflicts. William A. Palmer, Jr. has written the first book-length account of this battle that portrays it from the viewpoints of commanders and enlisted men alike.


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