|I think during the Seven Days Lees aggressive strikes total overwhelmed McCelllan so much so that he could think of nothing but saving his army. He was totally and completely unnerved. Also a note on McClellan at the gates of Richmond, McClellan might not be the most aggressive commander, but as an engineer he understood sieges and how to capture a city using spades, artillery and patience. Lee had to act quickly and he did. Just as in 1864 he knew if he did not stop Grant before he got to the James it would become a siege and it would only be a matter of time.
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