Dodging Shells (Fair Oaks)

The dangers of mealtime missiles at the Battle of Fair Oaks!

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Now we’ll hear from Nurse Dame herself:

This tale takes place during McClellan’s 1862 Peninsula Campaign.  Union soldiers called the battle “Fair Oaks,” while confederate soldiers referred to it as “Seven Pines.”  Each name commemorates the area of the battle where that side met with the most success.  Casualties topped 11,000, thankfully not including Nurse Dame’s close brush with death!

For more on Nurse Dame’s adventures, see “Harriet Patience Dame and the 2nd N.H. Regiment” (from SeacoastOnline.com)

Battle of Fair Oaks (A.K.A. Seven Pines)
31 May 1862
1 June 1862

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