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Q: What fighting saved Richmond from capture by the union?
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What battle saved Richmond from the capture by the union?


What is the union plan?

To capture the city of Richmond the capital of the Confederacy.

What was the outcome of the seven day's battle?

The Union did not capture Richmond..

What union troops failed to capture Richmond in 1862?


Why did the union want to capture Richmond Virginia?

Because Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy, and the seat of government.

What was the battle of chancellorsville about?

It was one of the attempts by the Union to capture the Confederate capital, Richmond.

Why did the union army choose to fight in Virginia?

To capture Richmond, the Confederate capital.

Who led the union troops on a campaign that had as its goal the capture of Richmond?

Ulysses S. Grant

Who led the union troops on campaign that had as its goal the the capture of Richmond?

Ulysses S. Grant

What city was the Union Army trying to capture throughout the entire war?

Richmond, Virginia.

When did union army capture Richmond during civil war?

The Union Army captured Richmond in 1865, which was the capital of the Confederate States of America. Shortly after that Robert E. Lee surrendered.

What was the objective of the Union during the Peninsula campaign?

The Union's objective in the Peninsular Campaign was to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond and end the war. General McClellan had convinced President Lincoln that the plan Lincoln favored would take too long. Using the York and James River peninsula would be a shorter march to Richmond. Unfortunately, for the Union it was a failure. However looking at it from the Confederate point of view, the repulse of the Union army saved Richmond and at the same time brought in Confederate General Robert E. Lee to defend Virginia and Richmond.