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by tripax
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Civil War statues
Replies: 25
Views: 1382

Re: Civil War statues

@GF: I'm not sure I follow your argument in the first paragraph. If freedom of speech meant placing a statue in 1890, then it can also mean remove or contextualizing on in 2017, right? And, as Faulkner said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." I think it is our responsibility to ...
by tripax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Blacks Originally Helped Create Stonewall Jackson Monuments
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Blacks Originally Helped Create Stonewall Jackson Monuments

With regards to John F. Harris' vote, the story goes that each of the state representatives who voted against the $10,000 appropriations bill then donated $10 to support the monument. Ed. S. Watson led the opposition to the appropriation, stating that this money should not be spent this way, when ve...
by tripax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Civil War statues
Replies: 25
Views: 1382

Re: Civil War statues

I'm of many minds when it comes to the issue. I'm currently living in Memphis and support the movement to remove the statues here. However, my preferred outcome is for a drastic re-imagining of them and investment in extending the city's remembrance of Southern history - particularly black Southern ...
by tripax
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Year 1 of the Civil War
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Year 1 of the Civil War

Although a bit late, I'd like to recommend listening to the Foote audiobook (with the aforementioned caveat that Foote isn't considered a reliable source on attitudes and motivations). I've listened to it twice (never read the book). It goes slower than reading, but it is lovely to get lost in the s...
by tripax
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

I think he had corps coming from Harpers Ferry and from Alexandria, so not all of them were using synchronized march, if any. All of them were marching towards DC. I don't know if it is possible to find out if a corps MTSG, for instance, if a corps appears in the battle results screen, it must have...
by tripax
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Washington DC: In August of 1862, the Confederate forces under Lee had finally found success in Virginia and the path to the entrenchments around the US capital were open. While Lee kept his feelings to himself, national Confederate moral had flagged, and it was clear that if the Confederacy was to ...
by tripax
Sat May 27, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

North Carolina: In August, 1862, Burnside brought 8078 infantry, 1218 cavalry and 24 artillery to the outer islands of North Carolina, under orders to reclaim federal land, and attacking first at Fort Clark. Burnside and Marston, his chief subordinate, were congratulated, but the Confederate fort di...
by tripax
Tue May 23, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

West Virginia (part two): On July 30, 1862, one of Lee's forces moved on the now undercover Harper's Ferry, which was garrisoned only by a cavalry force under General Kearney consisting of 2803 infantry, 1696 cavalry and 8 artillery. Lee's corps had almost 70,000 men available, and Kearney retreated...
by tripax
Mon May 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Virginia (part two): Battle of Alexandria: In July 1862, the standstill in Virginia ended. On July 18, 1862, the battle of Alexandria was fought between General Lee and McDowell. McDowell won, but was forced to retreat across the Potomac. General Couch was killed and Generals Slocum and Berry were i...
by tripax
Mon May 22, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Pennsylvania: Throughout the war, Confederate forces raided Pennsylvania, frequently destroying rail lines which could have been used to move forces from west to east - although they rarely were except for when McClellan brought along a few brigades from Ohio when he moved to take command at Harpers...
by tripax
Fri May 19, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Maryland:
Maryland was not the sight of major battles, although two skirmishes were fought in Fredericktown, first in May 1861 when the Union garrison repelled a small Confederate raid, and second in July 1862 when the Union garrison retreated before a larger Confederate raid.
by tripax
Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Tennessee: In June and July of 1862, Union forces moved down the Mississippi into Tennessee. On June 8 and 9, Pope stormed Island 10 supported by Porter's fleet of Ironclads, capturing the fort there. On June 20, Grant took Columbus again supported by the river Navy. On July 23, Pope took Humboldt, ...
by tripax
Thu May 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Kentucky: Kentucky remained neutral until April 1862. In April, it narrowly chose the Union side, but Confederate militias held Columbus and Madisonville. A brigade of Confederate forces quickly moved to Paducah and Mufordville, besieging the former and capturing the later. On April 29, Major Genera...
by tripax
Thu May 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Alabama: In April 1862, the seeming stalemate in Virginia gave the Union a chance to consider attacks. However, entrenchments and large forces along the front line meant the Union needed to search for avenues outside of Virginia. Rumor had it that the Confederacy had anticipated this and built up la...
by tripax
Thu May 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

I had two divisions in Cairo and nothing anywhere else along the Ohio River. If Kentucky opened up early, I planned to put Grant in Paducah with a division and Buell across the river from Bowling Green with one and a half divisions. Buell with two divisions should look strong enough to prevent your...
by tripax
Thu May 18, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Arkansas: Battle of Fayetteville: Having subdued most of Missouri in 1861, Lyon marched his force of 27459 infantry, 4946 cavalry and 36 artillery against A S Johnston's force at Fayetteville in early April 1862. Johnston had 18033 infantry, 4132 cavalry, and 43 artillery. However, Lyon's aggressive...
by tripax
Thu May 18, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

I think the attack on Texas early has a very good cost-benefit ratio for the Union. Hunter's infantry division consisted of two large mixed brigades from New England. The two cavalry divisions were each 4 or 5 cavalry regiments and 1 horse artillery regiment. Blenker's division was the same as what...
by tripax
Tue May 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Texas: In the winter of 1861, a column from California arrived in the Florida Keys and was put under command of General Blenker. General Butler brought down a force consisting of an infantry division from New England under General Hunter, a division of New England militia under General Hamilton, and...
by tripax
Tue May 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Virginia (part one): Virginia was largely a standstill throughout the war. In 1861, forces under McDowell and Beauregard built up in Alexandria and Manassas, and on August 12, 1861, the two forces met in the first battle of Manassas. US forces consisted of 38,896 infantry, 5946 cavalry, and 209 arti...
by tripax
Mon May 15, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Kansas and IT: The Union's dominance in Kansas, The Union was key to its dominance in Missouri. Early in the war, General Griffin took charge of a cavalry division which defeated General Sterling Price and Stand Watie in four battles in July, October, and November 1861. The first three battles were ...
by tripax
Mon May 15, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Far West: The short war saw more action in New Mexico, Arizona, and west Texas than was seen in the Mexican American war. Entire mining towns worth of men fought and died in skirmishes throughout the area. In Early June, 1861, a confederate force of 150 mounted infantry men captured 60 US soldiers b...
by tripax
Mon May 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

No worries in interrupting, I'll reply in italics to separate this post from my "book". I was lucky in Harpers Ferry, if I played again, I would have added another brigade from Alexandria and a couple more regiments of artillery to that place. The Union will, in my experience, never win a...
by tripax
Fri May 12, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

West Virginia (part one): The beginnings of Confederate weakness in the war were apparent as early as May 12, 1861 when a Union force under General Milroy sent from Washington, DC took Harper's Ferry, destroying the Confederate garrison stationed there. In control of the ferry, the Union began to bu...
by tripax
Thu May 11, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Missouri: Missouri in 1861 was dominated by Nathaniel Lyon. Lyon moved West from St. Louis to take control of Jefferson in June, 1861, and Hamilton moved south from Cairo and took control of New Madrid in August. The Union also took Poplar Bluff, which was raided in August but not lost. This restric...
by tripax
Thu May 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

South Carolina:

Battle of Fort Sumter:
On April 12, 1861 Beauregard took Fort Sumter, capturing the fort batteries (no other Union casualties) and losing 184 infantry men.
by tripax
Wed May 10, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

The Short War: tripax (Union) vs Battle von War (Confederate)

Authors note: After spending years in the archives, I have collected a spreadsheet containing the forces involved and lost in all of the battle of the short civil war. I've also kept track of the state of origin of the Union soldiers involved. This research has allowed me to write the most scientifi...
by tripax
Wed May 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Suggestions Box
Replies: 17
Views: 2661

Re: Suggestions Box

Minor changes that could be done within current game: No more unnamed regiments, this is an easy fix in the DBs and should have been fixed between AACW and CW2 (my mod fixed this, but I stopped maintaining it after it broke in an upgrade). Contrabands should fire in Fort Monroe first, they should al...
by tripax
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: CW2: Seeking Confederate Opponent
Replies: 1
Views: 1249

Re: CW2: Seeking Confederate Opponent

Opponent found. I am planning on my AAR to take a style that will require a somewhat longer than usual delay, so look forward to that to start in May or June, I hope. I'd appreciate some feedback/advice on the AAR, though. Last time I tried to write it from the perspective of real people writing con...
by tripax
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: CW2: Seeking Confederate Opponent
Replies: 1
Views: 1249

CW2: Seeking Confederate Opponent

I'd like to start a game sometime in early- to mid-April. I I wish to play as Union and to do an AAR. I am good but not great (see my previous AARs), and prefer an opponent willing to play until NM victory or at least May 1865, whichever comes first (that is, even if you lose Richmond early or gain ...
by tripax
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: No mention of CW2 and AACW on Wikipedia
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Re: No mention of CW2 and AACW on Wikipedia

There was already a page for AGEod ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGEod ) and ACW ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageod%27s_American_Civil_War ). There is now also a page for CWII( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageod%27s_American_Civil_War_II ). There also is already pages for Birth of America( htt...

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