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320 11/8/2023 11:16:00 AM Master ID = 7516 Game Deleted
319 11/7/2023 11:41:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Message Boy, you really cleaned my clock this time. But I am nothing if not determined. So yes, absolutely, let's do it again with you as the USA. Set it up and let's go.
318 11/7/2023 5:08:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Message since CSA-SW is more than twice the US-SW the game is over and CSA wins

thank you for the game, James!

shall we start another one? me as USA?
317 11/7/2023 5:04:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #34: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hoodís Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilderís Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Confederate:
van Dorn brings 5 SP to PA - see file
316 11/5/2023 4:57:00 PM Fall 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Event #7: 1 / Mud March
Interrupt enemy force currently moving to no more than one space of movement. (Converting a space counts as movement.) Applies to only one move during a Major or Minor campaign card, but not a special army-naval move.

Message from Union:
Rainy Season
315 11/5/2023 2:22:00 PM Fall 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 2 / Missouri Guerrilla Raids
Confederate removes two Union PC markers from any two Missouri spaces that do not contain a Union SP or fort.

Message from Confederate:
Johnston
drop 1 SP each in Lewisburg, Weston, Grafton, Uniontown, Pittsburgh (with Hill)
ends in Grafton
314 11/5/2023 2:17:00 PM Fall 1863 Confederate Message 2/3
313 11/5/2023 2:15:00 PM Fall 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
2


Message from Confederate:
success
AoT +2
AoM +7
312 11/5/2023 2:14:00 PM Fall 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Confederate:
AoM attempts interception
311 11/5/2023 12:34:00 PM Fall 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #99: 3 / Minor Campaign
Conduct up to two moves or conduct one special army-size naval move. No SP, general, or army marker may be moved twice with the same campaign card. You must move a different force each move.

Message from Union:
First
Pope(1) in St Joseph
Lexington pick up 2
Jeff City pick up 2
New Madrid(1) pick up 1 Pope(6)
Humboldt drop 1
Lexington(5) end here
Second AoT(8) Cairo drop 1
Paducah
Intercept?
310 11/5/2023 10:12:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #95: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
Hill + 2 SP
1-6 - to Cleveland - p.u. all
710 to Wytheville (by rail)
309 11/3/2023 7:08:00 PM Fall 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Event #9: 3 / Clara Barton
Union immediately adds three SPs due to improved sanitary conditions. Place in any space (friendly controlled or not) that already contains a Union SP and has a LOC, no more than one per space.

Message from Union:
Lexington, Jeff City and New Madrid MO
308 11/3/2023 2:45:00 PM Fall 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #77: 2 / Stop the War
Union SW reduced by five points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
US-SW -5 = 13-
307 11/3/2023 10:24:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #47: 3 / CSA Recognizes KY, MO, MD and DE
Confederate places a total of two SPs in any single space in KY, MO, MD or DE that contains a general or army in these states. The space can be controlled by either side or neutral and does not require a LOC. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
AoC(8)
Frederick
PC Frederick
Manassas
PC Manassas end here
306 11/3/2023 6:51:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #22: 3 / Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any friendly controlled space with a LOC,free of Union SPs and forts. No more than one SP per Confederate controlled state. No SPs may be placed in Pro-Union spaces.

Message from Confederate:
Hanover, Weldon, Morehead City
305 11/2/2023 5:23:00 PM Fall 1863 Union Message Correction - Attack was on Philly, not Balls Bluff
304 11/2/2023 5:17:00 PM Fall 1863 Union Message Auto 1/1
2 PC Balls bluff
3 Delaware
4 Baltimore Pick up 1 AoC(8)
5 WDC
6 PC WDC
303 11/2/2023 5:11:00 PM Fall 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #73: 1 / Ball's Bluff
The Union removes one SP (Confederate chooses) within two spaces (including a river connection) of a Confederate SP due to poor leadership. A Union SP can be removed from a Coastal fort.

Message from Union:
AoC(8) attack Balls Bluff
302 11/1/2023 6:08:00 PM Fall 1863 Confederate Message 2 - remove PC
3 - Ft. Monroe
4 - remove PC
5-6 - to Hanover
301 11/1/2023 6:07:00 PM Fall 1863 Confederate Message US-SW -10 = 18-
300 10/31/2023 11:05:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Message No leader losses
Continue
299 10/31/2023 11:01:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Union:
AoP elim, AoT(5) loses 1
Leader casualties
AoT-1/3
AoP-1
298 10/31/2023 10:57:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Union:
Failed
Medium battle at Williamsburg
CSA(6) +5 vs US(2) +2
297 10/31/2023 10:48:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
AoP retreat to Fort Monroe
296 10/31/2023 4:49:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Message no file sent
please, resolve evasion and/or battle
295 10/31/2023 4:48:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hoodís Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilderís Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Confederate:
AoT attacks AoP
294 10/30/2023 10:35:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Event #78: 3 / Personal Advisor
Either player may remove or demote from army command one general for no SW penalty. Penalties for promoting a general with a lower political value still apply. OR remove ANY non-commanding general (even second in commands) from the game.

Message from Union:
Demote McDowell - Sherman assumes command of the AoC
293 10/30/2023 4:24:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #5: 1 / Dysentery
The person playing the card may remove one enemy SP from any space that contains more than one SP.

Message from Confederate:
from AoP
292 10/27/2023 11:46:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #48: 3 / Brazil Recognizes the Confederacy
Confederate gains +3 SW. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
AoC(8) in Trenton, McDowell Commanding
Reynolds to AoC
291 10/27/2023 3:27:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Message you still have to place 1 general
290 10/27/2023 3:26:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Message no campaign
289 10/27/2023 3:26:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled during this deal.
288 10/27/2023 3:26:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Message 1 arrives in Columbus, GA
CSA-SW -6 -3 =
287 10/27/2023 3:20:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

3
6
3
5


Message from Confederate:
blockade runner
WG-EG-SA-NA
286 10/26/2023 10:32:00 AM Fall 1863 Union Message Change Cairo from 11 to 9
285 10/26/2023 5:44:00 AM Fall 1863 Confederate Message you get 2 SPs of reinforcements less because 2 capitals are occupied by the rebells
284 10/25/2023 12:57:00 PM Fall 1863 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

283 10/25/2023 12:57:00 PM Summer 1863 Union End Turn
282 10/25/2023 12:57:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Message Reinforcements
Trenton 4SP
Columbus OH 6SP
Cairo 4SP AoT(11)
SR
4SP Columbus(2) to Trenton(8)
1 SP Columbus(1) to Cincinnati(5)
1SP Columbus(0) to Indianapolis(5)
All generals go to Trenton
281 10/24/2023 1:21:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #87: 3 / Minor Campaign
Conduct up to two moves or conduct one special army-size naval move. No SP, general, or army marker may be moved twice with the same campaign card. You must move a different force each move.

Message from Confederate:
1st activation: Polk with 4 SP
d.o. 1 each in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, York & Philadelphia

2nd activation: J. Johnston to AoM - p.u. 4 SP - to Cleveland
280 10/24/2023 11:31:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 2 / Grierson's Raid
Union may place two Union PC markers in any spaces within four spaces (includes river connections) of a single Union cavalry brigade. The four space range cannot be traced through Northeast Alabama and may not contain a Confederate SP or Fort, but may contain an Ironclad or Torpedoes.

Message from Union:
Grant assumes command of the AoP
US SW reduced to 52-
Failure of Red River campaign
US SW reduced to 27-
279 10/24/2023 1:57:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #53: 1 / CSS Arkansas
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Confederate:
to Memphis
278 10/24/2023 1:56:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Message agin the next-to-worst outcome ...
277 10/24/2023 1:54:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 7-sided die x 1

1


Message from Confederate:
very ugly dice rolls for you ...

1 - Stoneman
1-7 generals in alpohabetical order
276 10/24/2023 1:52:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Confederate:
general loss check
AoP 1
AoT 1-3
275 10/24/2023 1:51:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Message 2/3
274 10/24/2023 1:50:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Confederate:
I assume you use the elite

AoP +5
AoT +5
273 10/22/2023 1:49:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 3 / Red River Campaign
May not be discarded by the Union. Union must use this card as an OC. If at the conclusion of movement, a Union SP is not on or adjacent to Grand Ecore, LA, then the Union loses 5 SW points. If a Union SP is in one of the objective spaces then a Union PC marker can immediately be placed to convert the space or spaces. Remove from deck if Union plays card.

Message from Union:
AoP PC Williamsburg
Attack Richmond
272 10/22/2023 12:57:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message 5/4
AoP loses an additional SP because it has to retreat onto a space with enemy PC
CSA-SW +3 +2 = 69+; USA-SW -5 -3 = 44-
271 10/22/2023 12:52:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Confederate:
AoT +7
AoP +4
270 10/22/2023 12:50:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message 4 - remove PC
5 - attack Richmond
269 10/20/2023 3:27:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Message Missed again. Proceed
268 10/20/2023 3:27:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
AoP attempts to Intercept
267 10/20/2023 3:02:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #105: 1 / Detached Cavalry
Played prior to a battle against an army possessing one or more cavalry brigades. The ONLY effects are the Armyís Commanding Generalís battle rating (offense or defense) is immediately reduced by 2 and no Cavalry generalís battle ratings may be used in the battle. The effects end at the conclusion of the battle. Cavalry generals are not available for casualty determination. OR: Place one PC marker in any space within four spaces (includes river connections) of a single cavalry brigade. The four space range many not be traced through Northeast Alabama. The space may not contain an enemy SP or fort, but may contain an Ironclad or Torpedoes.

Message from Confederate:
AoT
1-2 Fredericksburg
3 Hanover - intercept?
266 10/20/2023 3:00:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message 4.62 Forward To Richmond Event:
... Once the Army enters Richmond and converts the space (if possible), the armyís move is completed.
265 10/19/2023 4:36:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Message AoP(12) PC Hanover
Richmond Pick up
PC Richmond
Williamsburg
PC Williamsburg
264 10/19/2023 4:20:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Discard random Strategy card Operations - 2 / Farragut

Message from Union:
263 10/19/2023 3:05:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #3: 1 / Forward to Richmond
Union may activate any Union army within 4 spaces of Richmond, VA. The army must enter Richmond or move as close to Richmond as possible, but may convert spaces to maintain an LOC. All SPs associated with the army must be moved (no dropping off SPs), except 1 SP may be left if the Army began its movement from a fort (if last SP, move completed). If played by the Confederate, he draws a card from the Union hand which is discarded, and the Union player follows the instructions of this card as his next card play.

Message from Confederate:
262 10/18/2023 12:39:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Message second
Grant(3) and Banks leave Washington OH(0)
Jackson pick up 1 MccCllelan(1) Grant (4)
Joins AoP(12)
third
Butler (1) leaves fort Monroe and enters Richmond

261 10/18/2023 4:24:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Message 2*/3
AoP has to retreat to Hanover
260 10/18/2023 4:21:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Confederate:
battle for Richmond
AoP +7
Price +5

259 10/18/2023 4:20:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
A. Johnston trie to intercept at Hanover
258 10/17/2023 12:32:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #84: 3 / Major Campaign
Conduct up to three moves or conduct one special army-size naval move. No SP, general, or army marker may be moved twice with the same campaign card. You must move a different force each move.

Message from Union:
first
AoP attacks Richmond
257 10/16/2023 1:22:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message 5 - PC in DC
6 - Frederick
256 10/13/2023 10:57:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Message CSA wins loses1 AoT(10)
US elim
Automatic win for CSA (darn)
255 10/13/2023 10:42:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
3


Message from Union:
Medium battle
CSA(11) +9 vs US(1)+3
254 10/12/2023 3:57:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message AoT attacks from Frederick! (not Manassas ...)
253 10/12/2023 11:30:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Message Attack on WDC not permitted
6.63 POTOMAC RIVER: There are only two spaces on the Potomac River (Washington, DC and Aquia Creek, VA). The Confederate player may not cross from Manassas, VA into Washington DC if a fort is present
252 10/12/2023 3:12:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Message 3 - PC
4 attack DC
please resolve
251 10/11/2023 12:21:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Message failed
Continue
250 10/11/2023 12:11:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
AoP intercept
249 10/11/2023 2:52:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #42: 2 / Kentucky Anarchy
Remove up to three enemy PC markers in Kentucky. You must also remove one of your own PC markers from the state if you have any there. Removal of a PC marker makes a space neutral. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
AoT
1 - Manassas
2 - attack on Frederick
248 10/11/2023 2:50:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Message you played the card as operations - that's why I ws in the dark about your intntions - the file makes it clear
247 10/8/2023 5:02:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message your file was a PoG-file - so I don't know what you did with your card play
246 10/7/2023 11:06:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 2 / Beaufort/Port Royal Captured
The Union Blockade Level is increased by one.

Message from Union:
245 10/6/2023 12:00:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / Southern Religious Revival
Confederate player immediately receives three SPs in a single space, and loses three SW points. SPs must be placed in a friendly controlled space (including Pro-Union spaces) with a LOC free of Union SPs.

Message from Confederate:
to AoT (now n11)
CSA-SW -3 = 70-
244 10/6/2023 9:49:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Message Return to Harper's Ferry
243 10/6/2023 8:22:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Message successful
you have 1 mp remaining
242 10/6/2023 8:21:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
AoT attempts retreat to Strasburg
241 10/5/2023 12:36:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 3 / CSA Purchasing Agent
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any open Blockade Runner Port, no more than one SP per port, but more than one SP per Blockade Zone is permitted. If insufficient ports are available, the excess SPs are lost.

Message from Union:
AoP (4) Drops 1 in Harper's Ferry
to WDC picks up 6SP and Buell AoP(10)
back to Harper's Ferry
attack Winchester
240 10/5/2023 12:14:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Message Burnside bites the dust
239 10/5/2023 12:12:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 999-sided die x 4

605
524
546
576


Message from Union:
High roll dies
Burnside
Meade
Rosecrans
Stoneman
238 10/5/2023 12:09:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
2


Message from Union:
correction - AoT(14)+5 AoP (10)+8
US wins , loses 5 AoP(5)
CSA loses 6 AoT(9)
US SW now 82+, CS 73-
casualties
US 1/3
CS-1
237 10/5/2023 11:29:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
2


Message from Union:
Success Large battle
AoT(14)+5 AoP (10)+6

236 10/5/2023 11:22:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Union:
AoP attempts to intercept
235 10/5/2023 2:18:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #75: 2 / Western Concentration Block
Confederate player can either remove or demote an army commander in any state except Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida for no political cost. OR Confederate Player may move 5 SPs using Strategic Movement (rail connections only) to the same space with a Confederate General who is then activated and must attempt to enter a space with at least one or more Union SPs or fort. If a general casualty occurs in a battle caused by this card, the Commanding General is eligible, this is an exception to the rules. See 4.5 Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Pensacola (2), Charleston, Wilmington, Morehead C. to Manassas
1 - Strasburg
2 - Winchester
3 - PC
4 - attack Harper's F.
reaction?
234 10/5/2023 2:11:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 4-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
1 - Wharton
2 - v. Dorn
3 - Polk
4 - Beau
233 10/5/2023 2:10:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
3


Message from Confederate:
3/6
USA-SW -5 = 77-; CSA-SW +3 +2 = 81+

general loss check
AoP 1
AoT 1-3
232 10/5/2023 2:07:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Confederate:
AoP +2
AoT +5
231 10/4/2023 11:53:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Message continuing
Grant(3) moves to Washington OH
second
AoP(12) drops 1 in Frederick
1 WDC pick up 3 and Meade AoP(14)
2 back to Frederick AoP(15)
Attack Manassas - Iron Brigade not committed to attack


230 10/4/2023 1:58:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Message Grant was +5
2/1
Smith & 2 SP eliminated
Grant loses 1 SP
please proceed - no file sent
229 10/4/2023 1:58:00 AM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
3


Message from Confederate:
Grant +4
Smith +1
228 10/1/2023 5:51:00 PM Summer 1863 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #86: 3 / Minor Campaign
Conduct up to two moves or conduct one special army-size naval move. No SP, general, or army marker may be moved twice with the same campaign card. You must move a different force each move.

Message from Union:
First
Grant picks up 1SP in Grafton
1 Weston
2 Charleston - pick up 1
3 Lewisburg - pick up 1 and Banks
4 Weston
5 Grafton - Grant now 4
6 Attack Parkersburg
227 10/1/2023 12:24:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message no campaign
226 10/1/2023 12:23:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

225 10/1/2023 12:17:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Message CSA-sw -8 -3 = 76-
224 10/1/2023 12:16:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

1
4
3
1


Message from Confederate:
blockade runner
WG - EG - SA - NA
223 9/30/2023 12:30:00 PM Summer 1863 Confederate Discard Strategy card Message from Confederate:
darn ...

did you send me a file withyour reinforcements?
I didn't get one ...
222 9/29/2023 11:07:00 AM Summer 1863 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

221 9/29/2023 11:06:00 AM Spring 1863 Union End Turn

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