On This Day in 1862: Seven Days Battles begins

On This Day in 1862: Seven Days Battles begins
The Battle of Gaines' Mill by Alfred Waud (Source: NPS via Library of Congress)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On June 25, 1862, Confederate and Union forces meet at Oak Grove, east of Richmond, in what would become the opening day of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign.

Richmond International Airport now occupies the site of the 1862 battle, which some say “changes the entire war."

Learn more on how the Seven Days Battles changed the landscape of the Civil War on NBC12′s “How We Got Here” podcast:

If you missed any of the first three weeks of “How We Got Here,” listen below:

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