#28 The Cannon Roars Malvern Hill, Virginia July 1, 1862

Malvern Hill, Va. July 1, 1862


Both sides suffered heavy losses at Malvern Hill today, but the final outcome saw the Southern forces victorious. Fighting has exhausted both Armies, with blood being spilled every day during the past week. General McClellan's men have been a disappointment to the citizens in the North. President Lincoln is having Washington recruit 300,000 men immediately to bolster the faltering Federal militia. Plans for the Union to march to Richmond have now been all but forgotten. The North has found itself in the embarrassing position of being on the defensive during all recent battles. Today Jefferson Davis spoke in Montgomery and praised the strategy of General Lee. The Confederate president promised a swift victory for the South.