This was a cavalry raid involving mixed units. The Confederates had a Brigade of 4 Cavalry Regiments. The objective was for the Cavalry to force a crossing at either bridge and capture/burn the train station. This was a daunting task considering what was against them.
Confederate Cavalry Brigade Union Mixed Command
Maj Gen Toby (Commanding) Brig Gen Witcliff (Commanding)
Brig Gen Miles (Brig Cmdr) Brig Gen Brandbury (Brig Cmdr)
x4 Cavalry Regt. x2 Cavalry Regts.
x2 Infantry Regts.
The Confederate Force is the attacker
Union only activates when Cavalry Force make contact with enemy.
|Brig Gen. Witcliff scratches his head while reading the report. He knows that the Rebs are in the area, but he don't know where. His orders are to Only send the Infantry out when they cavalry has made contact.|
|The cavalry is ordered to advance to the bridges. One regiment will take the bridge by the mill while the other regiment makes for the far bridge.|
|Maj Gen. Toby at his Headquarters. The Widow Dingus furnished The General and his staff with sweet tea and a hearty breakfast.|
|The Federal Cavalry make good progress during the short march. being on the home field, The bridges are closer to the Federals. One Cavalry Regt. forces the crossing at the mill and decides to advance.|
|General Miles Cavalry moving through the woods towards the Mill bridge.|
|General Granbury and his troopers. "We have them now!" He says.|
|Turn 4. Union Initiative. The Federal carbines open up on the rebs crossing the bridge. This brash move by the Confederates is costly as casualties begin to mount. The second Confederate Regiment returns fire as they support the advance.|
|And so sets the scene for Turn 4.|