Category: Sound Of The Guns

Marching On Richmond: The Conclusion

Longstreet Rulebook

Having broken from their 1864-1865 winter camps the armies headed further into Virginia, the mass of the Union forces always looking to outmanoeuvre the Confederates to expose Richmond and end the war. By late March a decisive battle emerged to conclude the

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Marching On Richmond: Virginia Farm 1864

11th Virginians

As the summer of 1864 dragged on we continued to manoeuvre and fight indecisive engagements with our erstwhile rebel opponents. As Fall approached however we finally cornered the main Confederate Army in Virginia to force a major action to defend

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Marching On Richmond: The Wilderness 1864

The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Ride To the Rescue...

On the 4 May 1864 we crossed the Rapidan River, and headed towards the Wilderness Tavern, the convergence point for our Corps, prior to heading south into the open terrain beyond on our march to Richmond… Prior to this march

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Marching On Richmond: Bristoe 1863

Union Artillery In Action At Bristoe Station.

As previously described to my readers, we had been recovering from our battle that was the preview to the great fight at Gettysburg. We had steadily but slowly pursued General Lee into central Virginia, but then in October he had

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Marching On Richmond: Pennsylvania 1863

The 20th Indiana, 30th June 1863.

A few weeks after our defeat at Chancellorsville, as we were reorganising my division as previously described, General Robert E. lee suddenly invaded the north again, this time heading for Pennsylvania! By the time our army was aware of his manoeuvre he had a sizeable head start,

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Marching On Richmond: The Cornfields 1863

Union Forces Advance Through Cornfields & Woodland.

After our breaking from winter quarters we began a march once more into Virginia, tasked with joining the balance of the army of the Potomac that had wintered in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, and was now under the command of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker. By late

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Marching On Richmond: Fall 1862

11th Virginian Volunteer Infantry.

Having set forth into Maryland in pursuit of General Robert E. Lee we headed North-West as part of the great Union Army, a mighty force of 80,000 or more men that surely would finally end this break in the Union,

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Marching On Richmond: Summer 1862

2nd Virginia Cav charge Coy G, 1st US Artillery.

As Winter thawed we did much manoeuvring around Maryland but not much became of this, and once Spring arrived we were moved to ports and embarked upon USN transports, destination initially unknown, but later revealed to be the Virginia Peninsula. By late spring we

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Marching On Richmond Fast-Play Campaign

The 2nd Michigan and artillery support.

Today Cam & I kicked off a fast play ‘style’ ACW Campaign, where we start off in 1861 with an identical sized brigade each, and these will grow and change over the course of our battles, with units being reduced by attrition but gaining in experience

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Black Powder ACW at the AWC

Regiment of Johnny Rebs in the Black Powder game - figures & terrain by Roundie Steward of the AWC.

On Sunday a couple of the guys at the AWC played their first Black Powder game set in the ACW (American Civil War) – I was unable to attend, but Lee Heath has posted a brief report and a couple

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