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The attacking Confederates paid a terrible price in casualties at Gaines' Mill to drive the Union away from Richmond.
On this plateau, the right wing of McClellan's Army of the Potomac resisted repeated Confederate attacks until nightfall during the Battle of Gaines' Mill.
Fitz John Porter's men took up a formidable position here during the Battle of Gaines' Mill, repulsing multiple Confederate assaults before a sustained effort finally broke through a two-mile front at dusk.
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The Civil War 150: An Essential To-Do List for the 150th Anniversary features top suggestions for the tours, museums, books, movies and other activities that every true Civil War aficionado should seek out during the four-year sesquicentennial commemoration.