The Battle of Seven Pines
Photos & Illustrations, 2
Major-General McClelland's men, sending a dispatch just before the battle.
Army of the Potomac, Captain Porter's Massachusetts Battery shelling Confederate positions across the  
Chickahominy River; sketch from "Harper's Weekly" - June 21, 1862 Issue, by A. R. Waud.
"Mr. Waud thus describes it:  'The sketch gives a good idea of the scenery of this stream, flowing through
rich, flat meadows and bordered by a fringe of trees -- hills, partly under cultivation and, in part, covered
with woods.  The Richmond turnpike crosses the stream -- or swamp as the natives call it -- upon a bridge
near Mechanicsville, which the Confederates have burned and now guard by artillery placed upon the hill.  
Along the river, Federal pickets are thickly posted, under cover of trees and bushes or in the open fields.' "  
From "Harper's Weekly" - June 21, 1862 Issue.
Unidentified house where some of the wounded were brought.
Some of Gen. Phillip Kearney's men after the battle
Sketch of the encampment, Army of the Potomac, at Cumberland on the Pamunky River, by Mr. Mead.  
"This encampment was a very striking scene indeed.  Never before in this country had so many men of
various armies been collected on one plain.  The site of the camp itself was one of great natural beauty.  
Up the river, numbers of transports, steamers and sailing craft were constantly hurrying forward with
troops and munitions of war.  The quiet little stream was never so busy since it first flowed downward.  It
was from this encampment that the army moved forward to the Chickahominy and the Battle of Fair
Oaks."  From "Harper's Weekly" - June 21, 1862 Issue
Copy of permission for leave of absence and letter from Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of
War, to Capt. Garrick Mallory (Mallery?) of the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteers; Stanton,
who was acquainted with Mallory's father, encloses $100 as a loan to the Captain, to be
paid back at his convenience.  (I recall copying this from a book a long time ago but,
unfortunately, I've lost track of which book it was.)
Bridge over the Chickahominy River, on the Mechanicsville Road, 1862.
Grapevine bridge over the swollen Chickahominy River, built May 27 & 28, 1862 by 5th
New Hampshire Infantry, to move men and supplies across prior to the battle of Seven Pines.
New York Herald Tribune wagon and reporters/illustrators in the field; exact location unknown,
but somewhere near the location of the Seven Pines battleground, May, 1862.