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249 1/26/2021 10:09:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Sorry forgot to mention dropped Fremont in Greenville
248 1/26/2021 10:05:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message I await gen Longstreet’s decision.
247 1/26/2021 10:04:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
Rolling withdrawal for Long Street
246 1/26/2021 10:03:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #98: 2 / Cape Hatteras Operations
Increase Union Blockade Level by 1

Message from Union:
Army of Tennessee leaves two strength points in Elizabeth, and proceeds to New Madrid, Greenville, Ironton, Cairo, Paducah
Heading to six Paducah strength points, marches on Columbus with nine
245 1/26/2021 9:48:00 PM Summer 1862 Moderator Message That is correct.
244 1/26/2021 6:13:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message I show +5 for the north Pleasanton is a one Dash two
243 1/26/2021 5:10:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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2


Message from Confederate:
Battle for Elizabeth Ark. Medium Battle.
North gets first roll adding +4 [+2 for leaders and +2 for the fort].
South gets the second roll adding +5 [all leaders]
242 1/26/2021 4:59:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
The Army of Miss. marches to Elizabeth. Roll to see if the Army of Tenn, [North] can withdraw from the battle. I think they need less than 4.
241 1/25/2021 6:45:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message We will await further developments
240 1/25/2021 4:06:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate 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 Confederate:
Activate Army of Miss. which leaves 2 SP's in Humbolt and moves to Memphis where it picks up 1 SP. Strength now is at 5. It next proceeds to Madison. I will let the North roll if he wishes to try to intercept.
239 1/23/2021 1:29:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message And no burkville at all. Apologies, editing on my phone
238 1/23/2021 12:45:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Sorry not clear also left sp Appomattox
237 1/23/2021 11:44:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #102: 3 / First Manassas
Confederate Player may move 2 SPs using Strategic Movement from the same space using rail connections only (5 space maximum) 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. OR play this card as an automatic 2 space interception. Intervening space must be friendly controlled and free of enemy SPs. The intervening space may be the one just exited by the moving enemy force. No Generals or SPs may be picked up or dropped off during the intercept.

Message from Union:
Buell activates
Staunton 1 sp left
Charlottesville leaves halleck and 1
Lynchburg leav e 1
Wytheville 1
Appomattox
Burkville
236 1/23/2021 11:14:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #48: 3 / Brazil Recognizes the Confederacy
Confederate gains +3 SW. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
235 1/22/2021 10:24:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #46: 1 / Pro Union Secessionist in Tennessee
Union receives two PC markers in any Pro-Union space in Tennessee free of Confederate SPs and forts.

Message from Union:
Fort in elizabeth
234 1/22/2021 4:51:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / Emergency Call for Volunteers
Union receives five SPs, no more than two SPs in any space. Placement spaces must be friendly controlled, have a LOC and be free of Confederate SPs or forts.

Message from Confederate:
Place Control Markers in Missouri at St. Joseph, Kansas City and Lexington.
233 1/21/2021 7:38:00 PM Summer 1862 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:
Activate Halleck who leaves the army of the Potomac with 5 sps and buell.
Travel to manassas
Strasbourg acquire 1 sp
Franklin wv drop 1 sp
Grafton drop 1
Weston drop 1
Lewis burg drop 1
End in Strasbourg with 5 - 2 in party and three from before
232 1/21/2021 4:17:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #70: 2 / Gustavus Fox, Ironclad Building Program
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Confederate:
Move Norfolk to Hancver.
231 1/20/2021 9:06:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Potomac changes control In fburg, end move
230 1/20/2021 4:01:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message The Army of Northern Virginia will withdraw to Hanover.
229 1/19/2021 11:26:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message Await army of northern vas decision
228 1/19/2021 11:25:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Union:
Rolling withdrawal for army of northern va
227 1/19/2021 11:25:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #69: 3 / Gideon Welles, The Naval Program
The Union player may either increase the Blockade Level by one or increase the Amphibious Assault modifier by two.

Message from Union:
Army of the Potomac moves with 4 sp to Frederic
Absorbs McDowell and 2 sp,
Moves to harpers ferry and absorbs bull and 5 sp
Returns to Fredrick
Returns to manassas
Picks up remaining 4 sp
Marches on Fredericksburg with 15 sp
226 1/19/2021 4:38:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 1 / Belmont
Either player may move up to two infantry SPs from the same space as if led by a General. This move is a Corps move and may enter enemy controlled spaces because the SPs are moving as if they are led by a general.

Message from Confederate:
Forrest moves to Little Rock and converts a SP into a second cavalry SP for his unit. End of move.
225 1/19/2021 10:13:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message convert elizabeth, end move
224 1/19/2021 10:13:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
rolling price intercept
223 1/19/2021 10:12:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Union:
army of tennessee leaves 5 in paducah, (2 sp)
picks up fremont and 4 sp in cairo, (6sp)
ironton,
greenville
new madrid pick up sp (7)
elizabeth
222 1/17/2021 9:47:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #85: 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:
The South will move first this turn.
1st. Wheeler's Cavalry will move from Somerset Kentucky to the Army of Miss.
2nd. Van Dorn with 2 SP's moves from Humbolt to Columbus leaving 1 SP and picking up Pemberton. He then goes to Dover and leaves Pemberton. Next he moves to Memphis and collects Polk and returns to Humbolt.
221 1/17/2021 3:47:00 PM Summer 1862 Moderator Die roll request Request: 111-sided die x 1

84


Message from Moderator:
If this number is odd, Longstreet goes to Memphis.
220 1/17/2021 10:04:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

219 1/17/2021 10:04:00 AM Summer 1862 Confederate Message One new leader will go to Memphis Tenn. and the other will go to Columbus Kent.
218 1/16/2021 10:50:00 PM Summer 1862 Moderator Message Okay. You're good.

217 1/16/2021 10:50:00 PM Summer 1862 Moderator Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Moderator:
We'd better keep this on the level. So the designated Union officer goes to the designated location only if the die roll here results in a cardinal number.
216 1/16/2021 3:02:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

215 1/16/2021 2:59:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message or if you prefer, random cavalry general in paducah
214 1/16/2021 2:59:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message pleasonton to army of tenn
213 1/16/2021 2:48:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Southern Strategic Movement Summer 1862.
2 SP's from Savannah to Army of Miss.
1 SP from New Orleans to Army of Miss.
1 SP from Mobile to Army of Tenn.
1 Sp from Nashville to Army of Tenn.
1 SP from Corinth to Army of Miss.
1 SP from Morehead City NC to Richmond.
212 1/16/2021 10:07:00 AM Summer 1862 Union Message 3 dc > harpers ferry
4 dc > strasburg va
4 cinn > army tennessee
4 cinn > army cumberland


211 1/15/2021 3:58:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Blockade Runners Summer 1862.
1 in Mobile Al
1 in New Orleans.
1 in Savannah Ga.
1 in Norfolk Vir.
210 1/15/2021 3:55:00 PM Summer 1862 Confederate Message Confederate Summer 1862 Reinforcements.
1 in Little Rock.
1 in Nashville.
1 in Fort Morgan Al.
1 in Corinth Miss.
1 in Fort Phillip/Jackson La.
1 in Fort Gadson Fl.
1 in Savannah Ga.
1 in Morehead City NC.
1 in Army of N. Virginia
1 in Army of Tennessee. [Kentucky]
209 1/14/2021 6:57:00 PM Summer 1862 Union Message 1 St. Louis
3 Cairo
6 Cincinnati
8 dc
1 bonus in Potomac
208 1/13/2021 9:51:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator End Turn
207 1/13/2021 5:46:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / 3 Cigars
Play this card to make an automatic one or two space interception. Intervening space must be friendly controlled and free of enemy SPs. The intervening space may be the one just exited by the moving enemy force. No Generals or SPs may be picked up or dropped off during intercept.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Army of Mississippi which leaves Pemberton and 2 SP's at Columbus and moves with 3 SP's to Dover. 1 SP is left at Dover and the army then goes to Memphis where another SP is left. Lee, Van Dorn, and the last SP then end their move by going to Humbolt.
206 1/12/2021 7:39:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Tennessee leaves two sp at rolla, proceeds to Paducah. Pick up one from Fremont, bringing the army back to four
205 1/12/2021 4:17:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Forrest will withdraw to Springfield.
204 1/11/2021 8:35:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Army of Tennessee will continue to rolla
203 1/11/2021 6:35:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Sorry everyone. Confederate confusion. Had to make my move in a hurry and haste does make waste. Forrest will withdraw to Rolla.
202 1/11/2021 6:10:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Still awaiting word if forrest wishes to intercept. If not, does he wish to withdraw? leave 1 sp in greenville, proceed to ironton with 5
201 1/11/2021 5:13:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Edit Card Message from Moderator:
Returning this hand to the CSA hand.
200 1/11/2021 5:12:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Message That is correct. Probably a matter of small print and place names that are so similar. Union army may continue its move.
199 1/11/2021 4:26:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message price is in little rock, that's three spaces, is it not. Greenville not gainsville
198 1/11/2021 3:41:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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5


Message from Confederate:
Battle at Greenville. North gets first roll adding +3 [+1 for leader and +2 for 3 to 1 odds].
South gets second roll adding +5 [+1 leader, +2 intercept and +2 North out of supply].
197 1/11/2021 3:34:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Sorry that last play was an event not an operations. Will roll battle.
196 1/11/2021 3:34:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Sorry that last play was an event not an operations. Will roll battle.
195 1/11/2021 3:32:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / 3 Cigars
Play this card to make an automatic one or two space interception. Intervening space must be friendly controlled and free of enemy SPs. The intervening space may be the one just exited by the moving enemy force. No Generals or SPs may be picked up or dropped off during intercept.

Message from Confederate:
Activating Price and his 2 SP's to move to Greenville.
194 1/11/2021 3:30:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
Rolling to see if Forrest can intercept.
193 1/10/2021 8:57:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Message No, I realize that. But we are waiting for his decision about Forrest. He was active this morning but radio silence thereafter.
192 1/10/2021 7:56:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Csa- durn autocorrect
191 1/10/2021 7:56:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Not can turn yet
190 1/10/2021 7:56:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Second movement from minor campaign
189 1/10/2021 7:10:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Message What happened to the Confederate player?
188 1/10/2021 1:41:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Army of Tennessee marches with six Strength points to Greenville, or await forrests intercept or withdrawal. This should leave one point a new madrid
187 1/10/2021 10:01:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Apologies, I forgot that Forrest had 2 SP when I figured the battle odds. The North did not have a battle ratio so no +2 on their roll. The battle ends with both sides losing 1 SP in a tie. Forrest remains in Ironton.
186 1/10/2021 12:57:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Forrest retreats to Greenville.
185 1/10/2021 12:56:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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1


Message from Confederate:
Forrest will intercept. North will roll first adding +2 for force ratio. South second adding +5 for leader [+3] and intercept [+2]
184 1/9/2021 5:17:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message awaiting forrests decision.
183 1/9/2021 5:17:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
rolling forrest intercept
182 1/9/2021 5:16:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Fremont will activate with 1 sp
salem
jonesboro
cairo
paducah
pick up 2 sp
cairo
ironton

181 1/9/2021 11:54:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 2 / Copperheads
Reduce Union SW by two points, or place two PC markers in Ohio (must be placed in spaces free of Union SPs).

Message from Confederate:
Place Political Control markers on Springfield and Greenville MO.
180 1/9/2021 11:10:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Remove the SP from Norfolk, 1 from Richmond and 1 from the Army of Tenn.
179 1/9/2021 11:10:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Remove the SP from Norfolk, 1 from Richmond and 1 from the Army of Tenn.
178 1/8/2021 11:10:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Message Minus 5 SW leaves the Union at 85(-). Until this card came up I didn't realize that the CSA only loses SW for War Guilt after the Emancipation Proclamation has been issued. CSA SW now stands at 97(-).

The Confederates now remove 3 SP to indicate the blow to the war effort due to the slaves' reaction to the Proclamation.
177 1/8/2021 8:57:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #81: 3 / Emancipation Proclamation - Reshuffle/Remove
Either player must play this card as an EC on the Strategy Round immediately following a Union large or medium battle victory. Confederate loses 10 SW and 3 SPs (his choice). Union loses 5 SW. Flip GT marker to its Emancipation Proclamation side. Card must be the last one played by a player at which time it can be played as an OC card. If the play of this card as an OC results in a battle victory, there is no Emancipation Proclamation Remove from deck if event is played. If this card is played as an OC or discarded re-shuffle deck at the end of the Strategy Phase.

Message from Union:
176 1/8/2021 4:18:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Close. Forrest has finished his multi-state travels.
175 1/8/2021 4:18:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Close. Forrest has finished his multi-state travels.
174 1/8/2021 4:15:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Confederate:
Forrest continues his move and goes to Greenville MO. Rolling for Union Army of Tenn. intercept attempt.
173 1/7/2021 4:26:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Not in elizabeth
172 1/7/2021 4:21:00 PM Spring 1862 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 Army’s Commanding General’s battle rating (offense or defense) is immediately reduced by 2 and no Cavalry general’s 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:
Activate Forrest with 1 SP who moves to Columbus Kent. and adds a second SP. This unit moves to Memphis, crosses the Mississippi and proceeds to Elizabeth Ark. Forrest may continue to move from this point. Does the North wish to attempt an intercept?
171 1/6/2021 5:27:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message I have some question for the moderator before making my move.
170 1/6/2021 3:33:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message final movement to new madrid
169 1/6/2021 3:32:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
rolling defender
168 1/6/2021 3:32:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
rolling assault
+4 for 5-1
+1 for leaders
167 1/6/2021 3:31:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
sorry, tennessee, not cumberland
rolling for intercept from price
166 1/6/2021 3:30:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 2 / J.B. Eads, Riverine Ironclads
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Union:
cumberland to ironton, convert it
back to greenville
new madrid
elizabeth
165 1/5/2021 5:51:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #65: 1 / Union 90-Day Enlistments Expire
Union player removes three SPs (Union player’s choice).

Message from Confederate:
Place Political Control marker in Ironton Missouri.
164 1/4/2021 7:05:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 1 / Elite Units
Place an Elite unit marker in any space with an Army. CSA: Stonewall Bde or Hood’s Tigers. USA: Iron Bde or Wilder’s Bde. Cannot be played if all elite unit markers are in play for that side.

Message from Union:
Fort in new Madrid
163 1/4/2021 4:39:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #117: 3 / Clandestine Blockade Runner Port
If the state of Florida and the St. Marks, Florida space is Confederate controlled, St. Marks is treated as a blockade runner port for the remainder of the game. Place (no LOC required) 2SPs and a fort (optional if available) in the St. Marks space. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Build a fort at Memphis Tenn.
162 1/3/2021 4:34:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 2 / Gov. Isham Harris, Tennessee Confederate
Confederate immediately places two SPs in any friendly controlled space in Tennessee with a LOC (both SPs are placed in the same space). SPs may not be placed in Pro-Union spaces or one occupied by Union SPs or a fort.

Message from Union:
Army of Tennessee leaves 3 sp in Paducah
Moves to Cairo and picks up 2 sp
These 8 sp move to ironton, Greenville, new Madrid
Convert new Madrid and leave 1 sp
Return to Greenville with 7 sp
161 1/2/2021 10:57:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #110: 3 / The Gettysburg Address
Union player gains 3 SW. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Create the Army of Mississippi under Robert E. Lee at Columbus, Kentucky.
160 1/2/2021 5:40:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #120: 1 / Horace Greeley Editorial
If played by the Union increase Union SW by 1. If played by the Confederate decrease Union SW by 1.

Message from Union:
Fort in paducah
159 1/1/2021 3:46:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #76: 2 / Great Sioux Uprising
Remove one Union commanding general at no SW penalty. Penalties for promoting a general with a lower political value still apply. OR remove ANY Union non-commanding general (even second in commands) from the game. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Activate Van Dorn who moves from Dover with 1 SP to Decatur AL. where he collects the 2 SPs there. He then goes to Corinth Miss. and adds the SP there also. Next he goes to Humbolt Tenn and leaves 1 SP there. Last he proceeds to Columbus and adds his 3 SPs to that force.
158 12/31/2020 8:25:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #56: 1 / CSS Hunley
Place the CSS Hunley marker in any friendly port. Provides a +1 DRM to Confederate during next amphibious assault. Remove Hunley once modifier has been used. No more than one Hunley can be in play at a given time.

Message from Union:
Fort in cairo
157 12/31/2020 8:18:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message I can roll with that
156 12/31/2020 7:26:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Message My map shows
Army of tenn 5
Army NV 6

Potomac 9
Cumb 6
Us tenn 9

Dc 2
Richmond 2
155 12/31/2020 5:07:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message I have
Army of tenn 5
Army NV 6

Potomac 10
Cumb 5
Us tenn 8

Dc 2?
Richmond 3?
154 12/31/2020 3:55:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message The Yankees may go first.
153 12/31/2020 3:43:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

152 12/31/2020 2:55:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

151 12/31/2020 1:26:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Message Card draw is up next.
150 12/30/2020 10:53:00 PM Spring 1862 Moderator Message Forrest is in Dover.
Wheeler is in Somerset.
Morgan is in the Army of Tennessee.

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