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Fair Oaks

Also called Seven Pines. a locality in E Virginia, near Richmond: battle 1862.
a town in central California, near Sacramento. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The victory at Fair Oaks had raised the hopes of that brave, thinking army.

    The Young Lieutenant

    Oliver Optic
  • It was on the bloody field of Fair Oaks, at the end of the second day.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • He lost his right arm at Fair Oaks, but he is in the saddle again.

    Following the Flag Charles Carleton Coffin
  • You ain't been yerself since we fit at Fair Oaks I've seen it a long time.

    The Blue and The Gray A. R. White
  • The day after the battle of Fair Oaks, a splendid sword was presented to me.

    Nurse and Spy in the Union Army S. Emma E. Edmonds
  • In the Fair Oaks farmhouse, the dead, the dying, and the severely wounded lay together.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • An interval of time, a march through mud and water almost waist deep, brought us to Fair Oaks, within sight of Richmond.

    Some of My War Stories Allen Ripley Foote
  • Heavily re-enforced next day, he resisted and drove back a desperate attack about Fair Oaks.

  • Here they were met by a furious fire of musketry and quickly gave way, seeking the cover of the rifle-pits at Fair Oaks Farm.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • They quickly gave way, and retreated in confusion back to their entrenchments near Fair Oaks farm.

    Battles of the Civil War Thomas Elbert Vineyard

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