Sherman takes Pulaski depot with a forced march from Humboldt!
Interesting battle at Decaturville, Dodge calls for reinforcement and in the process, a smallish Union victory that costs Polk 1,000 due to 40hits during retreat. Polk retreats back to the main force just north of Corinth.
Curtis retreats before Van Dorn with a large portion of his force. A shame Siegal never MTSG.
Sherman is ordered to hold firm at Pulaski, the weather is against a strike to Chattanooga (Frozen hills/mountains). The rebs will reinforce Chattanooga now. Cav sent to cutoff Corinth from West and East.
A ready sailor regiment is sent from St. Louis to Grant.
Grant sends Rousseau west to see if using the river is an option for later.
Cav juke on fishing trip. Pope remains inactive, his objective will be Island10.
Seigal marches to Fayettville
Sailor, cav and Rodman arty.
Sherman idle sits.
Grant and Thomas are ordered to sync move to Corinth by via Decaturville, going around Hardee and Brechinridge hopefully.
CSA cav have taken Jeff City MO. I dispatch Asboth and his Cav div northward to retake.
Move Rousseau back to Humboldt gathering reinforcements. Dodge and Crittendon, leading cav regiments will coverge on Pulaski to join Sherman's upcoming assault on Chattanooga.
My cav is ordered to cut all rail between Memphis and Chattanooga.
Grant and Thomas get separated and Grant alone assaults Corinth, neither support Corps MTSG but weren’t needed Grant retreats in good order but cannot force Polk and AJ at Corinth alone. The weather is good here, whereas in the rest of Tenn., it remains muddy.
At Pulaski, Sherman has been joined by Dodge but the weather is bad so I will continue cutting the East/West railines and take Chattanooga in May.
Beaury attacks at Springfield!
Did Sigel/Curtis conceal their numbers that well, or maybe my opp is feeling lucky?
I would like to fully take advantage, but Sigel and Curtis are both inactive.
Sigel is ordered (inactive remember) southward, I don’t expect Beaury to stay there so my hope is to move closer to Fayetteville and assault Fayetteville in May.
Butler has arrived,
He is inactive but his troops are ordered to assault Ft. Jackson.
Ft. Henry depot is built, this will be my fulcrum in Tennessee until I can take Corinth.
I get an inflation decrease notice (-1%).
Mo. Militia and another WI cav. Reg.
I dont have any grand plan as of yet. I am only moving as weather allows but I figure having Butler and Pope (eventually, if he ever activates) attacking the perimeter will give the CSA more to defend and hopefully open up attacking opportunities.