[H] Laurel Hill Assault--Run for the brushpiles, boys! [+AI] (204-640508) - JTS Campaign Overland
[H] Laurel Hill Assault--Run for the brushpiles, boys! [+AI] (204-640508)By John Ferry
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The first action of the Battle of Spotsylvania was a meeting engagement between Warren's Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac and Anderson's First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. Following the Battle of the Wilderness, Meade sought to maneuver around Lee's right flank, and his objective was Spotsylvania Courthouse. Anderson's Corps was pulled out of the Wilderness and had the same objective. Unknown to the two sides at the time, it was a race to see who could get there first, with blue and gray running to occupy the flimsy breastworks (brushpiles) thrown up by JEB Stuart's jaded cavalry. Anderson won the race, but it was a near-run thing. Scripted--best played as CSA vs Union AI.