Peninsula campaign

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Union forces hoped to capture the Confederate capitol of Richmond. In fighting that became known as the "Peninsula Campaign," Robert E. Lee kept his promise that the city would be defended.

150 Years ago Union and Confederate forces were involved in some bloody fighting that became known as the "Peninsula Campaign." The Union developed a plan to attack the Confederate Capital of Richmond, Virginia, but a combination of factors, including indecisive command decisions,  kept the North from succeeding with that plan. This fighting led to the emergence of Confederate Commander  Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia, according to WKU historians Dr. Glenn LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker.