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Scenario#: 19     Date: August 10, 1861     Location: Wilson’s Creek, Missouri

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 main…
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 main…

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Scenario#: 25     Date: May 5, 1862     Location: Fort Magruder, Virginia

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…
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…

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Scenario#: 4     Date: April 6-7, 1862     Location: Shiloh, Tennessee

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 attack the…
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 attack the…

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Scenario#: 6     Date: August 28, 1862     Location: Gainesville, Virginia

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.…
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.…

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Scenario#: RB02     Date: June 29, 1862     Location: White Oak Swamp Creek , Virginia

The battle was fought on June 29th, 1862 in Virginia. Edwin Sumner faces John Magruder.The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
The battle was fought on June 29th, 1862 in Virginia. Edwin Sumner faces John Magruder.The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Scenario#: 27     Date: August 30, 1862     Location: Richmond, Kentucky

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,…
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,…

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Scenario#: 30     Date: December 7, 1862     Location: 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…
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…

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Scenario#: 29     Date: October 8, 1862     Location: 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 drought, the creeks were…
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 drought, the creeks were…

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Scenario#: 2     Date: March 7, 1862     Location: Leetown, Arkansas

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…
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…

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Scenario#: 28     Date: September 1, 1862     Location: 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 to move…
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 to move…

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Scenario#: 26     Date: June 25, 1862     Location: 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 Nine Mile Road…
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 Nine Mile Road…

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Scenario#: 13     Date: May 15, 1864     Location: 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 defend the…
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 defend the…

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Scenario#: 14     Date: May 25, 1864     Location: Dallas, 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…
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…

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Scenario#: 9     Date: Dec. 31-Jan 2 1863     Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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…
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…

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Scenario#: 15     Date: May 8, 1862     Location: 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 earlier, was…
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 earlier, was…

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Scenario#: 24     Date: February 17, 1862     Location: 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…
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…

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Scenario#: 3     Date: March 23, 1862     Location: 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…
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…

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Scenario#: RB04     Date: August 31, 1864     Location: Jonesboro, Georgia

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 by…
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 by…

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Scenario#: 20     Date: October 3, 1861     Location: 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, Brig. Gen.…
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, Brig. Gen.…

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Scenario#: RB03     Date: March 28, 1862     Location: Glorieta , New Mexico

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.The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
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.The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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Scenario#: 11     Date: July 1-3, 1863     Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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…
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…

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Scenario#: 10     Date: July 1-3, 1863     Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Lee reasoned that his plans to invade Pennsylvaia 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, and…
Lee reasoned that his plans to invade Pennsylvaia 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, and…

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Scenario#: 5     Date: June 27, 1862     Location: 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 was a…
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 was a…

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Scenario#: 8     Date: December 13, 1862     Location: 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…
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…

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Scenario#: 23     Date: February 15, 1862     Location: Fort Donelson, Tennessee

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 against…
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 against…

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