Having four fords to defend the Rebs were forced to spread their forces along the whole front of the river, with guns scattered to give fire support. They dug-in in and so in most cases had some defences to ward off the Union attacks.
Under cover of the grand battery the Union infantry advanced on the enemy hoping to get in musket range and add to the fire. The Union right was first into action but proved disappointing as they caused limited damage. The left advanced boldly but found themselves facing undamaged Rebs and so were forced into line to engage in musketry.
|Union right goes into action
|Union left advances in depth
With the Rebs largely undamaged the Union settle into a steady fire from guns and muskets as the crossing simply looked impractical. Although loses were light on the Rebs side it was coming at a great cost as they were burning through command cards at a great rate as they sort to mitigate the damage from Union fire.
After a few hours play the Rebs had only 4 cards in their hard while the Union still had 12. It was clear that the Rebs would simply run-out of command cards and so lose the game that way. With no prospect of serious damage on either aside the Rebs withdrew ceding the crossings, and victory, to the Union.