In 1862, Major General George B. McClellan, commander of the Union forces, devised a simple plan to end the Confederate rebellion against the United States. He would take the Army of the Potomac, sail it south to the peninsula between the York and James Rivers in Virginia, and rapidly march on to Richmond. There he would fight a decisive battle, capture the Confederate capital and end the war. The campaign did not go as planned, however, and the war dragged on for three more bloody years.

You are invited to retrace the steps of the Union and Confederate armies as they made history during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.