Monday, February 22, 2016

Battle of Jefferson Turnpike Part 1

This is the first part of my last fictional battle. Beginning in March, I will start posting  Battle Reports for Historical based battles that I have played.

This is a division level battle. During the early morning hours the Union commander started his troops on the march. He had his orders to locate the Confederate Division that had captured the railroad junction two days ago.  Now, as the morning mists have been burned away by the sun, the glint of bayonets cane be seen in the treeline to the left. The Confederates open fire with cannons and orders are sent along the column to make haste and prepare for the attack.

Three Union Brigades plus artillery vs Three Confederate Brigades and artillery.

Turn 1. Confederate Initiative. Three full Confederate Brigades advance on the union troops in the road. The report of cannons are heard as the shells whistle overhead and crash among the Blue clad troops.

Immediate action brings the Federal Batteries into line and prepare for counter battery.

The Confederate center. Georgia troops are given the order to advance. The Alabama Brigade can be seen in the distance.

The Confederate Battery preps their guns. The gunner sights the piece. The elevation is set and the order is given. The guns roar.

The Commanding General for the Confederate division is calm in his actions. He has faith in his men and the element of surprise aided him in the opening moments of the battle.

Soldiers who were on the march are now suddenly brought into action.

The Confederate center advancing.

The Union Right Flank, Pennsylvania Soldiers advance off the road to meet the aggressor.

The Brigadier General momentarily lost his nerve and failed to order his troops into line. The Colonels took the initiative and attempted to more their troops into action.

The Federal Commander travels up and down the line checking on his men. He is concerned. The "Rebs" shouldn't be here. They should have been miles away from this location. Battle has been met. The time is now.

The road was narrow and the reserves filed into the field adjacent to the road.

South Carolina troops advance forward. The grove of trees slows their progress only a moment.

"To the Enemy!"The Pennsylvania Brigade moves into the field to meet the enemy.
To be Concluded.........

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