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006 Second Bull Run, Virginia (Brawner’s Farm) - August 28, 1862

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  67 %
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Second Bull Run, Virginia (Brawner’s Farm)
August 28, 1862

Historical Overview
Following the Seven Days battles, Lee correctly guessed that McClellan would make no further offensive move toward Richmond. Lee organized his army into two commands under Jackson and Longstreet, and launched an offensive to take the war northwards. Lee ordered Jackson on a flanking march to cut Pope’s rail link to the north. Jackson made a lightening march, covering fifty miles in two days and destroyed the Union supply depot at Manassas. He then fell back toward Stony Ridge, a position some two miles northwest of the ridge where he had stood “like a stonewall” a little over a year before.
Pope, commander of the Army of Virginia, saw an opportunity to trap Jackson and ordered his scattered corps to concentrate around Manassas. On the evening of August 28, Rufus King marched east and crossed the front of Jackson’s position. Jackson ordered his troops to attack the Union brigades, which were strung out in column of march. Thinking the enemy was merely elements of J. E. B. Stuart’s cavalry, Gibbon ordered his brigade to drive off the enemy artillery. Despite surprise, and with two of his divisional commanders wounded, Jackson broke off the engagement. The fight had been a bloody stalemate.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

 

Set-Up Order

Woods 7
Hills 2
Homestead 4

 

Union Army
John Pope
Take 5 Command Cards

     un gen
8 - 3 1

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

     
10 1 2 2

Victory
6 Flags

Special Rules
None

 

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