Chickamauga: Jay's Mill  19 September 1863  US

   The army of the Cumberland had had a spectacular victory. In 11 days, for the loss of less than 600 men, they had advanced 80 miles and swept Middle Tennessee clean on Confederates. Lincoln was unhappy however, because he wished Rosecrans to keep moving. They still had not defeated Bragg, who had fallen rapidly back to Chattanooga. Now Rosecrans had outsmarted Bragg again, stealing a march on him, and crossing the Tennessee River, threatening to cut him off from his rail supply route to Atlanta. Unfortunately, to do this, he had to split his army into several widely spaced columns to maintain secrecy, and negotiate the unfriendly mountainous terrain.

   Whilst regrouping his forces, believing Bragg to be on the retreat again, disturbing news of contact with rebel forces on the army's extreme left wing,  arrived at Rosecrans headquarters. At first believing it to be a rearguard, little was done, but during the 19 September, it became increasingly clear that a strong rebel force had crossed Chickamauga Creek, and was on the army's flank, and threatening to defeat its separated elements in detail. It was essential to hold La Fayette Rd, west of the field.

   Terrain Rules: a) the whole battlefield is wooded, except clearings and fields.  All woods are rough and block line of sight. Visibility is 2" in woods. b) it was extremely dry, and all streams are low and fordable. c) all fields (hatched) are rough, but do not block line of sight. d) there 2 grades of road: roads (24" in march column), and wagon tracks.(18" in march column)

   Scenario Rules: a) all units start in single line unless otherwise shown. b)  off table units enter at the time and location specified in supported line or road column with a full move. c) command radius in woods is 2". d) batteries can be unlimbered by Div or Brig. commanders. e) batteries may fire at a distance from any elevated position, locating targets by their dust at -1 to the die roll.

   First turn: no US, CS 9.00am     Last turn: US 12.30pm  no CS   (7 turns)

   Victory Conditions: 2 VPs per unspent unit south of the Brotherton Rd + normal VPs

Army List US

1. Brannans Div.

2. Connell's Br.7/5/4

3. Croxton's Br. 11/8/6 Ex.

4. * Van DeVeer's Br. 9/7/5 Ex.

5. Batt I 4th US

6. Batt A 1st Mich

 

(7. Baird's Div.) enter between B and C @ 10am

(8. Scribner's Br. 9/7/5) enter between B and C @ 10am

(9. Starkweather's Br. 8/7/5) enter between B and C @ 10.30am

(10. King's Br. 8/6/4) enter @ A @ 10am

(11. Batt H 5th US) enter @ A @ 10am with King

(12. Batt 4th Ind.) enter between B and C @ 10.30am with Starkweather

Total: 52 inf stands and 4 batt.