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003 Kernstown, Virginia - March 23, 1862

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Victory Results:
 29 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  71 %
Total plays 14 - Last reported by kostas63 on 2022-01-23 17:37:50

Kernstown, Virginia
March 23, 1862

Historical Overview
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 by Nathaniel P. Banks. Confederate forces in the valley sometimes marched thirty-five miles a day and became known as Jackson’s “foot cavalry.” They repeatedly outmaneuvered Union forces and succeeded in tying down more than 60,000 Union troops. The first battle of the campaign took place at Kernstown.
Hearing that the larger part of Bank’s force was moving east, Jackson advanced against what he believed to be the Union rear guard. The 4,500 Confederates under his command had actually attacked elements of Shield’s division, which had almost 9,000 troops in the vicinity.
As the Confederates reached their positions on the left at about 4:30 p.m., it became apparent that the enemy was present in greater numbers than expected. Garnett fought against mounting pressure until about 6 p.m., when, with ammunition running low, he ordered the Stonewall Brigade to retreat. Although a minor defeat for Jackson, the battle achieved its strategic objective of pinning Bank’s force.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

 

Set-Up Order

Woods 12
Hills 10
Fences 2 6

 

Union Army
James Shields
Take 5 Command Cards

 

     un gen
9 2 2 2

Confederate Army
Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson
Take 5 Command Cards
You move first

     
6 1 2 3

Victory
6 Flags

Special Rules
None

 

Tags: Banners: 6, Base Game, Army: Union, Army: Confederate, Special: None

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kostas63 replied the topic: #762 5 months 1 day ago
Vittoria CSA 6-5. I sudisti occupano le staccionate mentre i nordisti concentrano le loro forze, confidando nella loro superiorità numerica. La cavalleria confederata, impaziente carica il nemico ma pur causando alcune perdite viene eliminata. Kimble giunge a contatto e sfonda le difese sudiste dove incontra la morte il gen. Garnett. Le batterie nordiste non danno appoggio per la mancanza di ordini e la presenza dei boschi che le rallenta. Per il sud si mette male ma riescono ad ottenere la vittoria per un soffio...