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  1. Louisville Frankfort Lexington Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville New Madrid Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge New Orleans CWOL 2010 Campaign Summary

  2. Louisville Frankfort Lexington Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville New Madrid Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge New Orleans CWOL 2010 Campaign Map

  3. Western Department Summer 1862 Kirby Smith, personal friend of Jefferson Davis, has launched is campaign to re-claim Kentucky Braxton Bragg, newly appointed commander of the Army of Mississippi, has railed his troops to east Tennessee and marches to join Smith Sterling Price moves his Army of the West to northern Mississippi to link up with Earl van Dorn and contest the forces of US Grant and Rosecrans Union forces are left without a commander as Henry Halleck has just left for Washington DC and his new appointment as Army Chief of Staff

  4. EK Smith, Army of KY Army of the Ohio -McCook’s Corps Unit Legend Army of the Ohio - Crittenden ‘s Corps L. Polk, Army of Miss Army of the Ohio - “Bull” Nelson’s Wing W. Hardee, Army of Miss Army of the Tenn - (garrisons in W. TN) Supply Depots S. Price, Army of the West Army of the Tenn - (Paine’s Division - Nashville TN) Army of the Miss - (northern Mississippi) E. van Dorn, Army of West TN Cavalry Brigades Garrisoned Cities Army of the Tenn - (attached to AotM) W. Breckinridge, Reserve Corps Baton Rouge garrison - (detached - Army of the Gulf) Commodore van Buskirk, River Defense Flotilla CSA Home Guard Mississippi Flotilla - Commodore Foote

  5. Louisville Frankfort Lexington CWOL 2010 - Setup Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville New Madrid Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge New Orleans Scenario Situation – It is August 1862; the CSA counter-offensive in the West has started Union - Union CG has just left to be Union Chief of Staff; Union Armies in West are not tracking CSA forces CSA - CSA has “stolen a march” & has 2x field armies in KY; Van Dorn & Price are starting supporting attacks Historical Unit Placement

  6. Louisville Frankfort Lexington CWOL 2010 - T2 Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville New Madrid Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge New Orleans Situation (T2) – CSA opts to not push North to Frankfort KY; Army of the Ohio pursues blindly Union - Captures Franklin TN w/garrison forces from Nashville CSA - CSA uses T1 & T2 to maneuver west into central KY / District of MS loses a battle outside Corinth MS CSA Moves West

  7. Louisville Frankfort Lexington CWOL 2010 - T4 Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge Situation – End of T4: CSA shifts into Cumberland River basin / USA pushes into central TN Union captures Elizabethtown KY & Murfreesboro TN CSA captures Bowling Green KY, Dyersburg & Jackson TN (militia) (Militia in Nashville crushed) New Orleans CSA takes Bowling Green

  8. Louisville Frankfort Lexington Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge Situation – End of T6: CSA splits USA in KY / USA masses in south central TN & isolated on TN River Union captures CSA depot in northern Alabama CSA captures Hopkinsville KY/ Militia capture Franklin & Murfreesboro TN New Orleans CWOL 2010 - T6 CSA captures Hopkinsville

  9. Louisville Frankfort Lexington CWOL 2010 - T8 Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge Situation – End of T8: CSA has abandoned Bowling Green & is massing at Nashville / USA at Bowling Green Union captures Bowling Green KY & CSA depot in northern MS / Riverine forces capture Helena AR CSA wins Riverine battle at Vicksburg MS & captures 2 USN vessels; re-captures Somerset KY New Orleans USA re-captures BG, takes Helena AR, & raids depot

  10. Louisville Frankfort Lexington CWOL 2010 - T10 Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge Situation – T10: CSA captures Nashville & pursues USA to Clarksville / USA abandons central & west TN Union trades Nashville for Clarksville; masses troops at Memphis to go south; secures L&N RR (KY) CSA captures Nashville; loses Clarksville after battle; raids into Bluegrass; CSN defeats landing S of Vicksburg New Orleans USA abandones Nashville; secures central KY

  11. Louisville Frankfort Lexington USA captures Nashville & Vicksburg; major CSA victory at Clarksville CWOL 2010 - T12 Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge Situation – T12: CSA loses Vicksburg & Nashville; wins major battle (13K USA losses) at Clarksville; penetrates into Indiana; masses troops at Jackson MS / Union captures Vicksburg via Riverine; re-takes Nashville but sufers major defeat at Clarksville (Army of the Ohio is decimated); secures KY but abandons TN except along Cumberland River; losses now exceed 50% of its starting strength New Orleans

  12. Louisville Frankfort Lexington CSA re-takes Nashville & Vicksburg, masses at Hopkinsville; USA abandons TN. End campaign. CWOL 2010 - T14 Owensboro Elizabethtown Richmond KY Pikeville Paducah Somerset Cairo Bowling Green Hopkinsville Nashville Clarksville Dyersburg Vicksburg Murfreesboro Jackson MS Franklin Jackson TN Memphis Natchez Florence Chattanooga Corinth Huntsville Helena AR Decatur Tupelo Baton Rouge Situation – T14: CSA masses forces for final battles at Hopkinsville KY, Nashville TN, & Vicksburg MS; CSA re-captures Nashville & Vicksburg / Union wins a major Riverine battle at Vicksburg sinking a gunboat while losing an ironclad; central KY stays in Union control but KY state capitol at Frankfort is lost; Union forces in central TN are isolated & without supply // Scenario ends: CSA wins due to tactical victories & re-claiming TN New Orleans

  13. Final Results USA losses: 67,702 men Forces at 41.7% of starting strength CSA losses: 34,093 Forces at 73.2% of starting strength Union controls Bluegrass region & central KY, Mississippi River to Vicksburg MS. CSA controls Gulf states, Vicksburg MS, & Tennessee except for Memphis Union Victory Point total was 11,147 CSA Victory Point total was 12,020 Victory Point margin was 873 (12.7%)