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13a. The Battle of Gettysburg - Battleground 2: Gettysburg

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13a. The Battle of Gettysburg

By Joesph Hummel
CSA 1 - 1 - 2 Union
Rating: 9.8 (3)
Games Played: 4
SM: 8
Turns: 149
Type: Custom
First Side: CSA
Second Side: Union
July 1st, 1863 7:40am 149 Turns {alternative A/I} On the morning of July 1st, with no specific orders to do so, generals Heth and Buford engaged each other's forces west of the farming community of Gettysburg. Heth was seeking shoes for the men of his infantry division. Buford - alerted by local citizens to the presence of Rebels nearby - was screening the town with his cavalry division to keep the Confederates from seizing the high ground to the south. When scouts reported that large numbers of Confederates were heading toward him, Buford sent an urgent message to Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds, commanding the Federal left flank, requesting immediate reinforcement. Thus unwittingly began a battle that neither side had intended to fight. For three days some 160,000 men from the North and the South would struggle in the oppressive July heat, each fighting for a cause he believed to be right. It would prove to be the high-water mark of the Confederacy, the turning point of the Civil War: Gettysburg.
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
CSA celamanka's Profile celamanka vs. Metbull Metbull's Profile Union CSA Major Loss 10 70
CSA Metbull's Profile Metbull vs. RERomine RERomine's Profile Union Draw 40 40
CSA Kingmaker's Profile Kingmaker vs. Askari19 Askari19's Profile Union CSA Major Loss 10 70
CSA cubeze's Profile cubeze vs. Baron von Beergut Baron von Beergut's Profile Union CSA Minor Win 50 20
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