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May 7, 1862 Battle of West Point
Battle of Eltham's Landing

General William B. Franklin [US] skirmishes with General John Bell Hood [CS]
Virginia
  John Bell Hood
  William B. Franklin
  Peninsula Campaign
May 7, 1863 Major General Earl van Dorn [CS] is killed by a jealous husband.
  Earl Van Dorn
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
May 7, 1864
May 11, 1864
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge (Dalton)
Battle of Dug Gap
Georgia
  George Thomas
  Joseph E. Johnston
  Atlanta Campaign
May 7, 1864 Army of the James briefly siezes the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad before retiring
  Army of the James

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May 7, 1864
Battle of the Wilderness

Ulysses S. Grant [US] is badly beaten on the field by Robert E. Lee [CS] but rather than retreat, Grant advances to Spotsylvania Court House.

Union: 17,666

Confederate: 7,750
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