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012 Chickamauga, Georgia - September 19-20, 1863

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Chickamauga, Georgia (2nd day of battle)

September 19-20, 1863

Historical Overview
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 forced Bragg to abandon Chattanooga. Meanwhile, Bragg received reinforcements under the command of Longstreet from the Army of Northern Virginia.
Bragg planned to drive the Union from Chattanooga and ordered Polk to attack the Union left at Chickamauga, while Longstreet would advance on the Union center. Rosecrans ordered a division from the center to move to support Thomas, who was being pressed by Polk. The move created a gap in the Union battle line, and it was at this point that Longstreet launched his attack and smashed through the Union center. Rosecrans and his army, except for Thomas, raced back to Chattanooga. Thomas, despite repeated attacks, held fast, earning him the nickname “Rock of Chickamauga.” Although the battle had been a Confederate victory, Bragg had failed to regain Chattanooga for the Confederacy.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

 

Set-Up Order

Woods 13

 

Union Army
William S. Rosecrans
Take 5 Command Cards

Infantry  Cavalry  Artillery  General
8 1 2 2

Confederate Army
Braxton Bragg
Take 5 Command Cards
You move first

Infantry  Cavalry  Artillery  General
9 1 2 2

Victory
6 Flags

Special Rules
None

 

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

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