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OUR LONGSTREET CAMPAIGN

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: OUR LONGSTREET CAMPAIGN Reply with quote

Hi Guys
I finally launched a LONGSTREET Campaign last weekend:
Union Forces:
Rawlins's Brigade
Commanded By: Colonel Joseph Rawlin
11th New York Volunteers 'Fire Zouaves'
14th Brooklyn 'Brooklyn Chasseurs' (Plus Two Companies from the 146th Zouaves)
Washington Marine Battalion (Plus Two Companies from the 74th Zouaves)
1st Michigan Volunteer Cavalry
5th United States Artillery
All are EAGER RECRUITS with 10 BASES except for the Cavalry which have 8 BASES.
The ARTILLERY has 3 BASES; 2 Six Pounders and 1 Howitzer

Confederate Forces:
Detached 'North Carolina' Brigade from A.P.Hills Corp
Commanded By: ?
4th North Carolina
6th North Carolina
8th North Carolina
5th North Carolina Cavalry
Andrew's Maryland Battery.
All are EAGER RECRUITS with 10 BASES except for the Cavalry which have 8 BASES.
The ARTILLERY has 3 BASES; 2 Six Pounders and 1 Howitzer

July 20, 1861.
"The boys are holding up well. The march from Washington has been a good introduction to the rigors of war". Captain Puller commented to Major Richards, the commanding Officer of the U.S. Marine Battalion.
"Given how green they are they are doing better than I expected. None have fallen out and given all the dust we're chocking on its a small miracle. Being last in the line of march isn't what I expected either. Following in the wake of State amateurs! Who would have thought it"?
Ahead of the leathernecks trudged the Westerners of the 5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry followed closely by the 11th New York 'Fire Zouaves' and the 5th Troop United States Artillery, the only other 'Regulars' in Rawlin's Brigade.
Just in front of the Marines were the men of the 14th Brooklyn Infantry or the 'Red Legs' as they were being called.
The Brigade was under orders to cross the Tamera Run, a small easily fordable creek and seize the Federal Armory at Harrysville.
Unknown to them a Confederate Brigade of similar strength was heading directly for the same objective.

SEE MORE HERE:
http://trailape.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/longstreet-campaign-begins.html



COMMENTS WELCOMED!
http://trailape.blogspot.com.au/
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice - I enjoy reading your blog posts.
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