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[H] Battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864 [Min AI] (228-640515) - JTS Campaign Overland

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[H] Battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864 [Min AI] (228-640515)

By John Ferry
CSA 0 - 0 - 0 Union
Rating: 0 (0)
Games Played: 0
SM: 3
Turns: 34
Type: Custom
First Side: CSA
Second Side: Union
After ineffectual maneuvering and skirmishing for almost two weeks, Ben Butler finally pushed his army north toward Drewry's Bluff, the Confederate bastion guarding Richmond from the south. From 11-14 May, the Federal army crowded in, and finally turned the Confederate right flank of the outer line. The commanders in blue were reluctant to assault the formidable lines in their front. On the other hand, the Confederates had spent the time they were generously given to gather forces from the eastern seaboard, from Charleston and even beyond, and they went from being hopelessly outnumbered on May 5th, to near parity by the middle of the month. Unlike their adversaries, the Confederate commanders are eager to attack. On May 16th, with the dawn's early mist rolling up from the James River, they advanced, and the battle was on! Scripted