This scourge of the high seas has been doing a phenomenal job wrecking every CSN he comes in contact with. [ATTACH]37586[/ATTACH] Going after the CSS Mananas and landing sailors off the Panhandle will take place during this turn.
[ATTACH]37587[/ATTACH] Shields has done a wonderful job leading troops in his campaigns in WV and KY but I am very worried about the force south of him led by the other Johnston.
[ATTACH]37588[/ATTACH] Buell has been a great help in the frontier fights.
Conferderate Marines and Sailors beating to quarters [ATTACH]37589[/ATTACH] Their Navy is no match...
3 cheers for our naval victories!
[ATTACH]37592[/ATTACH] Operations have slowed up a bit in TX, nonetheless we are pushing on.
Williamsburg is taken. Just to see what the Rebs will do I will move Stone to the outskirts of Richmond and build an outpost. I am electing to move McDowell's Army of NE Virginia to engage Hoke to my southeast.
We steamrolled Hoke
The battle looked something like this
Still have not taken Laredo
Action around the Mississippi are looking quite now that we have flooded the area with reinforcements.
Grant's men made it across the river and linked up with other forces in the AO. Expect ambitious raid to go down the river with gunboat support to attack Vicksburg or New Orleans by going south on the river.
[ATTACH=CONFIG]37603[/ATTACH] We are swallowing up Florida from our naval landings [ATTACH]37604[/ATTACH] We took Blounstown with no force needed. We will stay here to refit and head down to the cape soon. [ATTACH=CONFIG]37605[/ATTACH] This will do nicely for a rest.
[ATTACH]37606[/ATTACH] A look at operation in Northern Va. This will get hectic soon.
[ATTACH]37607[/ATTACH] We are going to be aggresive to a point. We will head to Richmon with McDowell but will try not to engauge but to apply a siege. We hope this geos well. Meanwile Stone is in the outskirts with his small force building an outpost. I have militia coming from Deleware by boat to occupy Williamsburg and James City Va.
[ATTACH]37608[/ATTACH] We are going to hold the rebs down in Fredricksburg as long as we can with our Army of the Potomac.
[ATTACH]37609[/ATTACH] General Wallace put up a great fight but is pushed back. Fear not, The rest of the Army of the Potomac is on the way over to hold the siege down.
[ATTACH]37610[/ATTACH] Gen Summer in Northern MO is finally doing something with more men given to him at his disposal.
[ATTACH]37611[/ATTACH] The calm before the storm at Munfordville KY. I am dug in if Johnston chooses to engage me. I have more men hidden away in the town.
The Union Thunder and Lighting has been established on the right flank, that force is led by General Whipple. [ATTACH]37633[/ATTACH] Prepare for an avalanche on the right flank by our men of blue now that the CSA has had to withdraw to defend Richmond.
Now the war in MO is spilling into our lands in Illinois. There must be a stop to this. [ATTACH]37644[/ATTACH] Troops are on the way to put an end to this raid.
[ATTACH]37645[/ATTACH] Gen Summner is doing well fighting off Rebel attacks in MO.
[ATTACH]37646[/ATTACH] Troops making the long trip from Colorado contibute to the cause invading enemy held areas on Indian Territory.
[ATTACH]37647[/ATTACH] Tennessee is feeling the effects of war now with our invasion.
[ATTACH]37648[/ATTACH] Camp Green or Verde has fallen to our men. We will burn this structure then go NE to Fredricksburg TX to capture there industry. Then it is off to lay siege to Austin the capitol.
[ATTACH]37649[/ATTACH] We have Iowan Infantry and Calvary coming from the north, and we have artillery coming from the south. This raid must end now!
[ATTACH]37650[/ATTACH] After we take Bowling Green KY, we will enter TN with our massive force.
[ATTACH]37651[/ATTACH] Pope dodged the storm of Johnston and made these unlucky Mississippi bastards pay the piper.
[ATTACH]37652[/ATTACH] Ft. Scott has fallen, we might raze this fort to keep it out of Rebel hands.
Richmond is quite a feet to take but the CSA is not giving up Petersburg easily either.
The Rebels in their attempt to lift the siege of Petersburg sent at least a third of their troops from their defenses of Richmond. This might be the break we need to slip into the capitol. Butler was beaten badly but created a great distraction away from Richmond.
Our invasion of TN is going according to plan.
We are sitting tight and not going anywhere despite our loses.
The forts near the Kansas and MO border have become a chore to hold. We will raze then for now on if we lose them and retake them.
Chapter 7 - The Wearing of the Gray [video=youtube;aNkcJhFxD-Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNkcJhFxD-Q[/video]
This is the final chapter of the South's fight to separate from our country. Feel free to listen to this Ballard during this chapter.
The CSA was not messing around with our FLA invasion no more. They redeployed Huger from Charleston to the FLA East Coast.
The CSA was expelled from NM once and for all, now we have natives to deal with.
Operations in Arkansas
Operations in TN
Natives probing our forts
Memphis will not go down without a fight