CSA Watkins

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    Interests include Military History/Current Affairs.....
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  1. Chichetr, yes for the most part Historical, places.. strengths , times. Weapons are balances for a more realistic fight..imo,, Historical Battles are nice and give the player a choice , where n when to fight.(as Captiva mentioned) I like looking up the real battle n than play the historical. Each to their own though.....Historical/Custom/Campaign // Levels...
  2. Grant was well educated in the Art of War. Also a lot of ACW officers n men knew Napoleon Tactics were out dated... The wheels of Military Tactics n Movements do Lag behind Battlefield Technology(Rifled Guns/ammo/ranges/movements). Grant was a believer still of massing men to take a position....a war of attrition...which the South could not win.. ------------------------ Grant began his military career as a cadet at the West Point military academy in 1839. After graduation he went on to serve with distinction as a lieutenant in the Mexican–American War. Grant was a keen observer of the war and learned battle strategies serving under Generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott. ......... snip ....Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont, who viewed in Grant an "iron will" to win, appointed Grant to commander of the District of Cairo. Grant became famous around the nation after capturing Fort Donelson in February 1862 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant_and_the_American_Civil_War
  3. Thx Mercanto for the history... ---- Fun Fact William...1993....... More than 40,000 Canadians served in the ACW,, although Canada wasn't formed as a whole(July 1st.1867 Dominion of Canada) there was upper n lower Canada - Maritime Colonies. (Ontario / Quebec / Maritime Provinces.) There were 7,000 + volunteers from Canada, all who fought and died for these two sides during the American Civil War US Civil War (April 12th 1861 to May 9th, 1865) Canadian Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients I count 27 awarded.. http://www.graysandbluesofmontreal.com/uploads/1/7/5/1/17518121/canadian_moh_winners.pdf i.e.----John H. Brown..Born 1834 in New Brunswick, Canada. During the Second Battle of Franklin in Tennessee on 30 November 1864, he took a Confederate Flag for which he was honored with the award on 13 February 1865
  4. Fatal Wounding of Stonewall Jackson....http://northagainstsouth.com/tag/carl-schurz/?print=pdf-search ...The XI Corps had a combination of poor leadership at the top, poor morale and poor readiness. Of the 23 regiments, 15 had never fought on the winning side of a battle and 8 had no combat experience. They were ripe for a disaster. It came at around 5:15 pm when 21,500 screaming Confederates erupted from the woods and crashed into their line. Stonewall Jackson’s plan had worked to perfection. His flank attack had achieved complete surprise and shattered the Federal line. The division of Brig. Gen. Charles Devens, Jr. collapsed first. Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz ordered his division to take a north-south alignment to meet the onrushing flood of Confederates... ......... ...With the coming of nightfall, the darkness created confusion for both sides. The XI Corps had taken heavy losses. The corps suffered nearly 2,500 casualties (259 killed, 1,173 wounded, and 994 missing or captured), about one quarter of its strength, including 12 of 23 regimental commanders, which indicates that they fought fiercely during their retreat. Jackson was anxious to press the attack while the Federals were disorganized. He and his staff rode to the front to scout the Federal positions. As they were returning to their own lines about 9:15 they were fired upon by troops of the 18th North Carolina Infantry who mistook them for enemy cavalry. Jackson was hit three times, including a serious shoulder wound. It took at least two hours to get him the Wilderness Tavern where his own physician, Dr. Hunter McGuire, examined him and amputated his left arm at about 2:00... This is only one account here Different account recall different circumstances surrounding the incident.(Time/place*road etc..) Tragic loss nevertheless... If Jackson lived (with his 2nd Corps), Culps hill would of been his by late afternoon July1..forcing the Union to abandon Cemetery Ridge.....so the speculation goes, which I agree with.....
  5. John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. by Stephen Hood ........ John Bell Hood was one of the Confederacy’s most successful—and enigmatic—generals. He died at 48 after a brief illness in August of 1879, leaving behind the first draft of his memoirs Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate States......
  6. Well no,, Corps Cmdr(s) were valuable. A.S. Johnson, was one of the best Generals the South Had. Leading/rallying his men was Johnson being Johnson. As Gallant as it was leading that Charge. A Corps Cmdr, getting Killed(as you mentioned) Has a very bad effect on you army as a whole, demoralizing. The South is Left with a Big hole in there Army's upper command. A good if not Great Commander was killed unnecessarily very early in the war ---- A.S. Johnson. Great Battle Field leaders are a rarity, n need to be protected at all costs. This was a hard lesson learnt by both sides. But lost on others. Good BG are always in the fray(losses are expected to a degree) (Franklin Nov.64 ~16 CSA General officers lost in 1 battle.(Killed/wounded/Captured.)
  7. Hearing this fighting just to the right of his position, Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood, recently arrived from the East with the leading elements of Longstreet’s force, sent his men forward on his own initiative. Hood’s six veteran brigades slammed into and overlapped three brigades of Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis (a most unfortunate name for a Union general) and quickly drove them westward. As if on cue, another Federal division...................... That night, Longstreet himself arrived and wakened Bragg, who assigned him command of the army’s left wing although "Old Pete" had yet to see the battlefield in daylight. In the tangled woods where much of the fighting was taking place, there was little to see anyway.......... http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-chickamauga.
  8. Heldchen: Get it some time with using the HUD to select n than move/ click or use the draw Line formations,, etc.. Reading your post above...Your an old Hand at this....you understand field tactics...... What 'I learned by using the HUD..I used the 1 custom Battle to Get the Hang of using the HUD than a smaller Historical Battle. I also had that problem a while back. Of not being able to select multiple Unit on field. I don't quit, I adjust.. When selecting the Division icon I learnt to keep divisions together(impt when it comes to all things military on a field of Battle). I could Click Corps commander see his command than select Ctrl + as many Artillery units with 1 brigade to Guard,if I need to move/ come together to concentrate fire. I Use Line draw formation a lot. I can select Just my supplies an Click the loads to Hold all there supplies(Action bar) till needed n where..No more doling out supplies unabated. For me I am glad I took the time to get to understand Just How Useful the HUD is. I can select a division/ Half a division n Draw a line semi circle, place artillery along where a Wooded/Forest meets a Field. I Used the Pause to click around for a better understanding of the games mechanics. I suggest Custom Battle Antietam as the AoP has a good number of units,, n it's a good confined battle to learn....have a clearer understanding of it. Also I use the Hold Command exclusively(AI is active when not on Hold(moving to clear Firing LOS/wander away/ attack n get shot up..etc..))....I still use the HUD 80% of the time now to multi select Brigades/Group/ etc,,. imo....HUD...it's well done n a time saver when in battle..I can only suggest this ,as each to his own...,, hopefully it helps n you also get the other sorted.. Good Luck............
  9. So to clarify you selected the main Body of the unit 'Not the shield ID? That was my mistake. as I could not select multi unit this way. But once I held Ctrl n clicked on the Main body(men) it worked. Well if you did that,, n still no joy.....,,,hate to see you go.....but Happy Trails, n remember to water your horse regularly..,,oats once a day......
  10. Really? A.P. Hill is correct Holding Ctrl + Clicking on the main body(s) to the additional Units, or deselect a selected unit by clicking on to again,... works great.
  11. From what I read Stevens Run,, is a tributary of Rock Creek it is approx 2.2 miles long. You can fish it, in Mid/ late spring. In July most would be a dry bed with a side trickle of water(as A.P.Hill said) with some standing pools, as you got closer to Rock Creek,,, Rock Creek was a deep creek at some places on July 1st n Had Ewell's men looking for fords/crossing points,men were crossing at some places chest deep...,,iirc........
  12. If you talking about the Historical Battle Maps n Not Campaign,,, there Numbers/Units are historical for the most Part>The weapons are unified within brigades for balance. As CSA had different weapons in the early war in there Brigades from Smoothbore to Springfield's n everything in between. Campaign is ahistorical, except for places like Andre said,,,, Custom Battles are just that Custom,, move units , add Units........
  13. Here is some numbers Nox you were close according to this site... http://thomaslegion.net/battleofgettysburgstrengthofthearmies.html AoP.......There are no field returns for the Cavalry Corps or the Artillery Reserve for July 4th. But estimating in round numbers, 78,000 is the maximum fighting strength for the seven army corps. By adding 13,000 for the Cavalry Corps, and 2500 for the Artillery Reserve (as shown by the return for June 30th), an aggregate of 93,500 is obtained. The effective strength as reported by the seven army corps commanders at the council held on the evening of July 2d, was as follows: About 9000, 12,500, 9000, 6000, 8500, 6000, 7000,--total 58,000.Unfortunately, the particular corps represented by these figures are not stated in the minutes of the council...... CSA......According to the returns of the Confederate Army for May 31st, 1863, which were the final reports preceding the battle, the 'effective total' of enlisted men was:................ Infantry...................... 54,356 Stuart's Cavalry............ 9,536 Artillery....................... 4,460 Alexander's and Garnett's artillery battalions (consisting of ten batteries) are not included in the above figures. Their effective strength may, however, be stated at 800 officers and men. There were also 6116 officers borne on the return as 'present for duty,' which added to the foregoing and give an aggregate of 75,268 officers and men......
  14. Cool thx Koro.. I also made the same assumption, as I always 9/10 times click icons..n got used to the way mentioned, this will save time....
  15. On the Battle Field you cannot pick multi Units by using Ctrl. Us the Box(Frame?) to pick/ or group units on field This is only when units are very close, n is sometimes hard to manipulate to box you units..... ...... and/ or Hold ""Ctrl n select /click units 1 by one from you Corps, HUD." What I do is select a Division than deselect unit(s) I do not want to move via HUD.etc etc, just play around with it... Hope this helps..