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12. The Bloodiest Morning - Battleground 5: Antietam

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12. The Bloodiest Morning

By Charles Kibler & Rick de la Parra
Union 6 - 1 - 2 CSA
Rating: 8.1 (3)
Games Played: 9
SM: 2
Turns: 24
Type: Custom
First Side: Union
Second Side: CSA
September 17, 1862 24 Turns ------------------[ Historical ]------------------ 5am: This scenario features the attacks north of Sharpsburg on the fateful morning of 17 September. "Fightin' Joe" Hooker's I Corps is the first to get underway, soon to be joined by XII Corps under the direction of Joseph K.F. Mansfield, experiencing his first - and last - day as corps commander. Both Union corps run headlong into "Stonewall" Jackson's tenacious Confederates in and around the West Woods, supported by artillery under J.E.B. Stuart. Edwin Sumner's II Corps doesn't receive permission from McClellan to cross Antietam Creek until about 7 AM, and thus is unable to support the struggling Federals until sometime after mid-morning. Meanwhile, sensing that the main Federal push will be from the north, Robert E. Lee quickly strips units from his right flank and sends them, along with Lafayette McLaws' and R.H. Anderson's divisions (just up from their victory at Harper's Ferry), into an ugly brawl stretching from the West Woods to the Sunken Road - beginning what would become the bloodiest single day in American history.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Rebel's ProfileRebel Slightly Pro Union 7
Charlie-66's ProfileCharlie-66 Slightly Pro Union 6
The_General's ProfileThe_General Well Balanced 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Union The_General's Profile The_General vs. Fritz Fritz's Profile CSA Union Major Win 28 4
Union Fritz's Profile Fritz vs. The_General The_General's Profile CSA Union Major Loss 4 28
Union NEY's Profile NEY vs. The_General The_General's Profile CSA Draw 16 16
Union Charlie-66's Profile Charlie-66 vs. Lestmann Lestmann's Profile CSA Union Major Win 28 4
Union Rebel's Profile Rebel vs. Lestmann Lestmann's Profile CSA Union Major Win 28 4