Turns 68-71 Upper West,
In western Tennessee the huge attack I had been waiting for finally happened.
Murtagks pushed Rosecrans' entire army into Corinth to dislodge Bragg and Forrest.
The second attempt did it.
I again failed to destroy the depot before retreating, but otherwise I am reasonably happy with the outcome.
Large casualties were inflicted on the Union, and the next line will be drawn along the railroad in northern Alabama.
At this stage of the war the Union will always be far superior, but I can make them bleed if they want to take enough victory cities to win.
This allows me to promote Bragg to 3*. I have never done this before in civil war, but given that I lost Beauregard (through my own incompetence) I badly need a new Army commander to cover the Louisiana-Mississippi front.
Bragg has 2 bad traits, but with decent stats will have to do. Hardee can be his Corps commander.
To get back to the main body of the army of Tennessee Forrest will have to go on foot and take up the entrenched position at Tuscumbia. Bragg will reinforce Hardee in Louisiana with 2 divisions whilst the other and the artillery loop around through Georgia to rejoin Johnston's army.
I suspect Murtagks will follow up slowly, but he may surprise me.
The other important event is that the Union is getting ready to try to retake St Louis Missouri.
AS Johnston's stack bombarded the passing Corps on the river, but is nonetheless outnumbered on land.
It may be that the city cannot be held, and so I have tried to prepare a route south to retreat if necessary, via popular bluff. Hopefully large casualties can be inflicted on the Union first.
Lastly Murtagks finally realised that he was just chasing some raiders around.
It was good whilst it lasted.