Both sides deployed in one corner to the table, with the simple aim of destroying the enemy forces and pushing them back. The respective plans were heavily influenced by the outcome of the campaign reinforcements from the last battle. The Confederates were strong in infantry and so opted for an attack on their left, hooking around a wood while holding their right with cavalry and the remaining infantry. The Union being stronger in artillery and opted for a defensive posture with some optional digging-in.
|Rebs ready to move out on the flanking attack
|The field from the Union deployment zone
|Union ready to shake-out
|The hill falls to the Rebs
|The Blues establish a position
|Where did that come from?
|Union position develops
|NY cavalry forms a screen for the main line
|Reb columns attack
|A firefight breaks out
|Union attack develops
|Blocking force looks well set
We then entered what proved to be a decisive turn for the battle. After some light Confederate shooting the Union unleashed a fire-storm of musket and artillery fire, assisted by some powerful shooting cards and good rolling.
This turn left the Rebs cavalry all but destroyed, an artillery piece ruined and two confederate regiments at 50% losses. A truly devastating onslaught that pushed the Rebs beyond their breakpoint and left the Union the winners.
|The survivors of the Texas cavalry
|Confederate attack stalls