001P. Battle of Perryville, October 8th, 1862 - HPS/JTS Campaign Chickamauga
001P. Battle of Perryville, October 8th, 1862By Richard Walker
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(Historical, 15 Turns) On October 8th, after some morning manuvering and shirmishes, General Braxton Bragg launched his initial attack at 2pm across the Chaplin River with Cheatham's Division. This initial attack would be directed against McCook's Corps on the Federal left flank. After some early success, Hardee's two divisions attacked the Union center and suffered heavy loses. To the south Crittenden's entire Corps remained in it's morning position due to Wheeler's Confederate cavalry in it's front. Of Gilbert's Corps, only Sheridan's Division actively engaged the enemy. These critical Union blunders, allowed the outnumbered Confederates to attack forces roughly equal in number, but inferior in experience.