"Attended" the American Civil War Museum's 2021 virtual symposium today. Gary Gallagher did a presentation on the importance of the 7 Days. He said that this series of battles was more important in total impact on the war "than Vicksburg and Gettysburg combined." Said Vicksburg was largely symbolic as the Mississippi hadn't been a Confederate river for some time. I think his point was that the war ends if the Union takes Richmond, but Johnston's wounding results in Lee, and Lee results in Oak Grove, Mechanicsville, etc. Curious about anyone's thoughts? I'm not one to say July 1-4, 1863 was THE week in the War, but I certainly had not thought of June 25 - July 1,1862, being THE week in the way Gallagher presented it today.