Battle Cry

Battle Cry
Battle Cry, a Commands and Colors game based on the Civil War, has scenarios for 30 battles and skirmishes.

Games and Expansions:
Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition (2010)
Battle Cry (1999)

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Jonesboro 1st Day
The Battle of Jonesborough (modern name Jonesboro) was fought August 31–September 1, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War. Two Union armies led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman maneuvered to draw the Army of Tennessee (led …

The battle was fought on March 26th to 28th, 1862 in New Mexico. It was also known as La Glorieta Pass. John P. Slough faces William R. Scurry.

Savage Station
The battle was fought on June 29th, 1862 in Virginia. Edwin Sumner faces John Magruder.

Chancellorsville (3rd day of battle)
The battle was fought on May 1st to May 3rd, 1863 in Virginia. This scenario recreates the third day of battle. Joseph Hooker faces Robert E. Lee.

Prairie Grove, Arkansas
The Battle opened on the morning of December 7, with Union Gen. Herron crossing the Illinois River and deploying his troops on Hindman's right. Herron opened an intense two-hour artillery barrage on the Confederate position. Herron then ordered an…

Perryville, Kentucky
In 1862 Perryville was a town of just a few hundred residents. The rolling hills to the west and northwest were dotted with woods, farms, and a number of creeks, which fed the Chaplin River. However, because of a two-month …

Ox Hill, Virginia
After the second battle of Bull Run, Lee sent Jackson on a wide flanking march to intercept the Union retreat, but Pope anticipated the turning movement and concentrated his units around the Germantown area. Pope ordered the Union Ninth Corps …

Richmond, Kentucky (Union Final Position)
Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate forces in midsummer 1862, undertook an offensive aimed at central Tennessee and Kentucky. Late on August 29 his advance guard encountered a Union force, near Richmond, Kentucky. At this point,…

Oak Grove, Virginia
McClellan decided to resume the offensive after sitting passively for three and a half weeks following the stalemate at the Battle of Seven Pines. He planned to move his siege artillery closer to Richmond by taking the high ground on …

Williamsburg, Virginia (North of Fort Magruder)
Williamsburg was the first large encounter between Union and Confederate forces during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. While the Confederates had no intention of attempting to hold the Williamsburg line, poor roads on the Peninsula had slowed the…

Little Sugar Creek, Arkansas
As Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis's Union army advanced in January 1862, Sterling Price abandoned Springfield, determined to join forces with Benjamin McCulloch in Arkansas. Marching south along the Telegraph Road, the Missouri State Guard conducted a…

Fort Donelson, Tennessee (Confederate Breakout)
After the fall of Fort Henry, Grant marched on Fort Donelson and had almost completed encircling the Fort when the Confederate commanders realized, if they didn't move quickly, they would be cut off. During the night, they massed their troops …

Dranesville, Virginia
Both armies went into winter quarters following the Battle of Ball's Bluff. On December 20, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, with a mixed brigade, set out north from his position near Centerville to escort the army's wagon trains on a …

Belmont, Missouri
The Confederates in the west tried to defend a huge area by establishing strong points along the borders. Ulysses S. Grant, unlike many of his contemporaries, was ready to take action. On November 6, he embarked on transports with the …

Greenbrier River, West Virginia
After the failure of the campaign against the Union forces in the Cheat Mountain area in September 1861, the Confederate troops withdrew to the Greenbrier River, under the command of Gen. Henry R. Jackson. During the night of October 2–3, …

Wilson’s Creek, Missouri (Bloody Hill)
Lyon decided to attack the Confederate encampments about ten miles south of Springfield, Missouri after his success at Dug Springs on August 2. Sigel and about 1,200 troops had moved east around to the south of the Confederates, while Lyon’s …

Battle of Hoke's Run
The Battle of Falling Waters, also known as the Battle of Hoke’s Run, took place as part of the Manassas Campaign. On July 2, Maj. Gen. Robert Patterson’s division crossed the Potomac River near Williamsport and marched along the main …

Cedar Mountain, Virginia
Jackson faced Pope in early August and, on the 7th, saw the opportunity to strike Banks at Culpepper, Virginia, before the latter could be reinforced. Pope, however, ordered Banks to advance to Cedar Mountain, and the battle opened when Early’s …

First Battle of Winchester
Jackson's victory at Front Royal on May 23 threatened Bank's line of retreat, so he evacuated Strasburg and marched toward Winchester. Jackson also headed north, but Bank's Union forces reached Winchester before Jackson and deployed south of the…

McDowell, Virginia
At the beginning of May 1862, the defeats at Pea Ridge and Shiloh, and a federal Army advancing on Richmond, gave little hope for the Confederacy. Even “Stonewall” Jackson, in his first battle as an independent commander a few months …

New Hope Church, Georgia
While Grant pursued Lee in Virginia, Sherman was relentlessly hounding Johnston’s army through Georgia toward Atlanta. Johnston was an able strategist and repeatedly maneuvered his army to confront Sherman’s advance. In mid-May, Sherman attempted to…

New Market, Virginia
In early May, Sigel’s Union force of about 8,000 advanced south through the Shenandoah Valley toward Staunton. It was hoped that the capture of this town would put further pressure on Lee’s supplies for the Army of Northern Virginia. To …

Chickamauga, Georgia
After Gettysburg, both armies maneuvered for position. Lincoln wanted to maintain pressure and pressed Rosecrans to advance with the Army of the Cumberland. Although slow to act, “Old Rosy,” as his troops called him, executed a masterful campaign and…

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Pickett’s Charge)
Lee planned to launch the main assault against the Union center. Longstreet had misgivings and cautioned Lee, but spent the morning readying his brigades for the attack. An artillery bombardment prior to the attack failed to inflict significant…

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Devil’s Den & Wheat Field)
Lee reasoned that his plans to invade Pennsylvania would keep the war in the north and allow his army to feed off the rich northern farmlands. He further hoped another victory could influence Britain and France to recognize the Confederacy, …

Murfreesboro, Tennessee (1st day of battle)
After Shiloh, Grant campaigned to gain control of the Mississippi, while Buell advanced from Corinth toward the vital Confederate rail junction at Chattanooga. To draw Buell away from his intended target, the Confederate Generals Edmund Kirby Smith…

Fredericksburg, Virginia
McClellan failed to pursue Lee’s army vigorously following the Battle of Antietam. It would be his last display of hesitancy. On November 7, 1862, Lincoln replaced him with Ambrose Burnside, who quickly organized his army and marched rapidly to the …

Antietam, Maryland
Having gained a victory at Second Bull Run, Lee struck north toward Maryland. This would enable him to keep the initiative, supply his army from the rich farmlands, and keep the campaign out of Confederate territory. McClellan had over 70,000 …

Second Bull Run, Virginia (Brawner’s Farm)
Following the Seven Days battles, Lee correctly guessed that McClellan would make no further offensive move toward Richmond. Lee organized his army into two commands under Jackson and Longstreet, and launched an offensive to take the war northwards.…

Gaines Mill, Virginia
Following the defeat at Bull Run, Lincoln appointed George B. McClellan as the commander of the army. He quickly set about improving the army. The troops were drilled, equipment was improved, and soon the newly christened Army of the Potomac …

Shiloh, Tennessee (1st day of battle)
Following his capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, Grant’s army of 40,000 soldiers was ordered to move south, up the Tennessee River, to Pittsburg Landing. Buell was ordered to join him there with 35,000 troops. Once united, they could …

Kernstown, Virginia
Jackson’s Valley Campaign of 1862 was arguably his finest. His small army, which never numbered more than 17,000 troops, won five of six battles against three enemy forces totaling 33,000 troops. The largest group included 23,000 soldiers commanded…

Pea Ridge, Arkansas (Elkhorn Tavern)
In December 1861, Gen. Samuel R. Curtis took command of the Union Army of the Southwest and was instructed to drive the Confederates out of Missouri. Van Dorn, newly appointed commander of Confederate forces in Arkansas, joined with Price and …

First Bull Run, Virginia
The Confederates occupied a defensive position along the southern bank of a meandering river called Bull Run. With the bulk of his forces on his right, Beauregard planned to attack the Union left flank, but a little after sunrise on …
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