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Scenario#: 51     Date: September 17, 1862     Location: Sharpsburg, Maryland

The Battle of Antietam pitted Union General George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac against General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. During the first three hours, the two sides struggled over a cornfield. Each side attacked, fell back…

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Scenario#: 7     Date: September 17, 1862     Location: Sharpsburg, 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 troops…

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Scenario#: 58     Date: June 15, 1864     Location: Petersburg, Virginia

Union forces under Brig. Gen. Smith, attempted to capture Petersburg, Virginia. The Confederates, under the overall command of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, numbered only 2,500. Union General Smith and his men crossed the Appomattox shortly after dawn on…

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Scenario#: 18     Date: July 2, 1861     Location: Falling Waters, West Virginia

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 road to…

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Scenario#: 21     Date: November 7, 1861     Location: 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 main body of…

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Scenario#: 17     Date: August 9, 1862     Location: 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 and…

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Scenario#: 53     Date: May 16, 1863     Location: Hinds County, Mississippi

The Battle of Champion Hill was the pivotal battle in the Vicksburg Campaign. Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee fought the Confederate Army, under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Pemberton’s force formed into a…

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Scenario#: 52     Date: April 30- May 6, 1863     Location: Chancellorsville , Virginia

Crossing the Rapidan River, Federal infantry under General Hooker concentrated near Chancellorsville on April 30. Combined with a Union force at Fredericksburg, Hooker planned a double envelopment, attacking Confederate General Lee from both his…

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Scenario#: RB01     Date: May 1-3, 1863     Location: Chancellorsville , Virginia

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

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Scenario#: 55     Date: September 19-20, 1863     Location: Chickamauga, Georgia

Union General William Rosecrans had gathered his army of 60,000 at Chickamauga, Georgia, located 12 miles southwest of Chattanooga. Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee would have 65,000 men. On the first day of battle, Bragg’s men…

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Scenario#: 12     Date: September 19-20, 1863     Location: 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…

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Scenario#: 50     Date: July 8-9, 1862     Location: Rockingham County, Virginia

Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont’s 11,000 man Mountain Department army were tasked with keeping Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s two-division force engaged. Jackson’s men under Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell were in the vicinity of Cross Keys on the…

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Scenario#: 22     Date: December 20, 1861     Location: 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 foraging expedition. At…

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Scenario#: 16     Date: May 25, 1862     Location: Winchester, Virginia

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…

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Scenario#: 48     Date: July 21, 1861     Location: Manassas, Virginia

In July, 1861 the Union army protecting Washington and the Confederate army facing it were full of new recruits. Neither was ready for war. But the Union forces were larger in number and the political pressure to do something was overwhelming. So…

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Scenario#: 1     Date: July 21, 1861     Location: Manassas, 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 July 21, Union…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Scenario#: 54     Date: July 2, 1863     Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Union forces, under General Meade numbered around 60,000 while the Confederates, under General Lee had about 50,000 troops. At 4:00 in the afternoon the Confederates launched their attack with an artillery bombardment. The Confederates entered…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.…

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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…

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