Contributed by Neal West
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Joseph E. Johnston versus George B. McLennan: A Union army under McLennan lands in the peninsula with the intent of advancing west to take the Confederate capital of Richmond, but a Confederate army under Johnston stands in his way. With a vast numerical superiority, is McLennan the Union commander who will actually defeat Johnston, capture Richmond, and end the war?
Battle of Mexico City 1847, another battle fought in North America during the 1800s:
Battle of Kerch Peninsula 1942, another battle fought on a peninsula during the Modern Era:
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Tags: 1800s, Confederates, envelopment of a single flank, George B. McLennan, indirect approach, John Pope, Joseph E. Johnston, modern day United States, Modern Era, Neal West, penetration of the center, Robert E. Lee, Union