Currier & Ives Print, Colored Lithograph
titled The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va May 31, 1862 in margin, copyrighted 1862 by Currier & Ives l.l.; 15.5 x 21.75 in. with caption: Gen. McClellan having advanced "The Army of the Potomac" to near Richmond, the Rebels took advantage of a terrible storm, which had flooded the Valley of the Chickahominy, & at ten o'clock P.M. attacked the advanced lines on the right bank of the river, and succeeded in forcing them back; but Generals Heintzelman and Kearney gallantly brought up their troops and checked the enemy, while General Sumner by great exertions succeeded in bringing across the river, Generals Sedgewick's and Richardson's divisions; when the Rebels were driven back at the point of the bayonet, leaving over 1200 of their dead on the field. The next morning (June 1st) they attempted to renew the conflict but were at every point repulsed with great slaughter (sic).