General Mcclellan's Goals

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During the Battle of Oak Grove, General McClellan’s goal was to reach high ground to gain a height advantage. The thick woods of Oak Grove became the unofficial line that separated both sides of the conflict. Another of General McClellan’s goal was to secure the Richmond and York River Railroad to be able to secure a faster supply line and to have the ability to move his siege guns up to put more pressure on Richmond. General Sickles of the Union Army pushed through Oak Grove and was able to drive the Confederates from York Railroad. Less than two hours after the beginning of the battle, General McClellan calls for his forces to cease movement and moves his command post to the front. As Lee sees McClellan change his location, he moves
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