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183 1/26/2021 9:50:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #43: 1 / Kansas Admitted to Union
Union immediately gains one SP in any friendly or neutral space in Missouri free of Confederate SPs. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Event. Add SP to St. Louis (Banks n2).
182 1/26/2021 9:47:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message 2/1, modified to 7/2, result 2*/1.

ANV (n6) wins, occupies Strasburg.
Curtis (n4) loses, retreats to Franklin, picks up 1 (n5)
181 1/26/2021 9:46:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Union:
Curtis stands and fights.

Medium battle, 7 vs 6.
CSA +5
USA +1
180 1/26/2021 9:09:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message OK
179 1/25/2021 8:41:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message I have ANV as strength 7. Per the log:

153 ANV attacks Strasburg with strength 8

161 I misidentify ANV as having strength 9

162 I correct myself. ANV loses 1, now 7

178 1/25/2021 10:48:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #63: 2 / Beaufort/Port Royal Captured
The Union Blockade Level is increased by one.

Message from Confederate:
ANV8SP
1. PC in Manassas
2. Attack Strasburg
177 1/24/2021 11:10:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message You're up, Michael.
176 1/22/2021 1:11:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #118: 3 / Mexican Supply Line
Confederate player receives 2 SP in any friendly controlled Texas space (both SPs placed in the same space). The space does not need a LOC. The space may not contain Union SPs or forts. If no eligible space exists the SPs are lost.

Message from Union:
Create the AoT in Cairo. Pope commanding, strength 6.

USA SW = 103- -2 = 101-.
175 1/22/2021 1:09:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message CSA SW = 94- -2 = 92-
174 1/21/2021 10:48:00 AM Spring 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:
Lee forms AOW in Richmond cost me 2SW
173 1/21/2021 1:09:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #106: 3 / British Clydeside Shipyards
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:
Recreate the AoP in Frederick, MD, Burnside commanding, Stoneman's brigade, strength 6.

USA SW = 105- -2 (various miffed political generals) = 103-
172 1/19/2021 4:05:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #37: 2 / Confederate Scientist
Confederate immediately receives three SPs in any friendly controlled space with a LOC, free of Union SPs or forts. No more than one SP per confederate controlled state. No SPs may be placed in Pro-Union spaces.

Message from Confederate:
Richmond n 6+1 cav
Marion
Weldon
171 1/18/2021 10:50:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Alteration: Add *1* to Washington (n4) and *2* to HF.
170 1/18/2021 10:42:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Correct, 6 SP total in Richmond 5SP +Cav SP
169 1/18/2021 10:41:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Event #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 Union:
+2 Frederick n6
+2 Washington n5
+1 Harper's Ferry
168 1/18/2021 10:40:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message "Wilderness" s.b. "Weldon".

Please confirm: Lee, Pembleton, Morgan Cav Brigade, 5 Infantry SP in Richmond, Van Dorn Cav Brig in Hanover.
167 1/18/2021 10:33:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #123: 1 / Quantrill’s Raiders
If played by the Confederate player place or flip 2 PC makers in a Missouri space (except St. Louis), which does not contain Union SPs or forts. If played by the Union player increase Union SW by 1 for increased resolve due to atrocities. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
lee 1SP 1. Wilmington +Morgansp
2-4 Wilderness +1 SP n 2+1Cav
5-7 Richmond drop morgan
8- Handover + 1SP + Pemberton
9. Richmond
166 1/18/2021 10:20:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #55: 1 / CSS Tennessee
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Union:
General Reorganization

Pope from Lebanon to Cairo
Burnside from Salem/Vandalia to Frederick
McDowell from Washington to Lebanon
Rosecrans from Wheeling to Washington
Banks from Harper's Ferry to St. Louis
Fremont from St. Louis to Washington
165 1/18/2021 10:03:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Halleck buys it.
164 1/18/2021 10:01:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Halleck KIA having trouble getting into ACTS tonight
163 1/18/2021 10:00:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
When it rains, it pours.

Halleck on Odds, Stoneman on Evens dies.
162 1/18/2021 9:58:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Union:
Correction: 8 vs 6.

Roll 6/2, modified to 11/5. Result: 3*/1.

ANV n7, stops in Manassas
Union n3, retreat to Frederick, n4

Rolling for Generals checking out:
CSA 1-3
USA 1
161 1/18/2021 9:55:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
2


Message from Union:
Fails.

Medium battle of Manassas (9 vs 6).
CSA +5 (leaders)
USA +3 (Halleck, Fort)
160 1/18/2021 9:54:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
McDowell+2 attempt to intercept from Washington.
159 1/18/2021 9:07:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Drop Pemberton not Bragg
158 1/18/2021 8:53:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Still have a problem dropping off Bragg, who’s second-in-command of the ANV.
157 1/18/2021 3:30:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message OK one MP remains in attack on manassas
156 1/18/2021 2:47:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Also, you needn’t spend a MP to control Hanover: with the AoP OOS, it was never Union-controlled.
155 1/18/2021 9:53:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message Awayfrom my files, but isn’t Bragg second-in-command?
154 1/18/2021 8:40:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Correction attack Manassas , I don't know where my mind is lately.
153 1/17/2021 10:10:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Message 2. PC Hnover
3. Feredricksburg + Forrest + Bragg n 9 SP
4. back to hanover drop Brag 1 SP + Van Dorn CAV n 7 Sp
5. Fredricksburg + 1 SP
6 Attack Strasburg

152 1/17/2021 3:19:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Buell survives.
151 1/17/2021 3:19:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Union:
I actually have to roll to see if Buell survives.

CSA +7
150 1/17/2021 3:17:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message ANV n8 and may continue.

USA SW = 115- -10 = 105-
McClellan and Buell to TRT
149 1/17/2021 3:15:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Union:
Battle of Hanover, Medium, 9 to 3
CSA +7 will eliminate the AoP (minimum loss 2, plus retreat)
USA +1 being rolled.
148 1/17/2021 3:13:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message Aaah! You drew the Campaign!
147 1/17/2021 10:42:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Yes Appomatox where the 2 SP were
146 1/17/2021 10:40:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message 1-1 result beau to TT 2nd action ANV n11 SP drop 2 SP n 9 attack AOP
145 1/17/2021 10:39:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate 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 Confederate:
I will start Beua 2 SP ACH
1-3 Richmond drop 1 SP n 1 attack AOP both Lose 1 SP

Reaction?

144 1/17/2021 10:30:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message Worked out for you.

For clarity, ACH is Appomatox, not Amelia.
143 1/17/2021 10:29:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message lee in Marion Beau in ACH
142 1/17/2021 10:29:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
odd lee to ACH even to Marion
141 1/17/2021 10:28:00 AM Spring 1862 Confederate Message Forgot about beau I would choose one in Marion and one in ACH
140 1/16/2021 11:46:00 PM Spring 1862 Union Message > Possible solution: Place Beauregard with Lee in Marion. No die roll, no problem. If you have another approach, please propose.

Possible solution 2: choose a second site for your infantry Generals, then randomize between Lee and Beauregard.
139 1/16/2021 12:57:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

138 1/16/2021 12:55:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message For the log:

73 Forrest Fredericksburg
44 Morgan Wilmington
96 Wheeler McKenzie
137 1/16/2021 12:49:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message Curtis to Strasburg
McDowell to Washington
136 1/16/2021 12:49:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
Union Generals

Stoneman to Manassas
Odds, Curtis to Strasburg, McDowell to Washington
Evens, the reverse
135 1/16/2021 12:47:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message Also, ANV was down to 2 last turn, received 1 in Reinforcements and 7 via Strategic Movement.

It is now 10, not 12.
134 1/16/2021 12:39:00 AM Spring 1862 Union Message Problem: you did not place Beauregard and randomize between Lee and Beauregard before drawing.

Possible solution: Place Beauregard with Lee in Marion. No die roll, no problem. If you have another approach, please propose.
133 1/15/2021 11:59:00 PM Spring 1862 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

132 1/15/2021 11:59:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate End Turn
131 1/15/2021 11:58:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 100-sided die x 3

73
44
96


Message from Confederate:
lee to Marion
Cav Forrest, Morgan Wheeler
largest to McKenzie, Smallest to Wilmington other to Fredericksburg
130 1/15/2021 11:56:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message SR from Wildreness to ANV n 4
N.o, 2SP
Columbus, Charleston, Savannah, Tuscumbia to ANV n 12
129 1/15/2021 10:27:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Union Strategic Movement

5 SPs Bloomington (n1) to Lebanon (n6)
5 SPs Washington (n3) to Manassas (n6)
1 SP Grafton to Strasburg (n2)
2 SPs Harper's Ferry to Strasburg (n4)
1 SP Bloomington to Strasburg (n5)
1 SP Frederick (n1) to Strasburg (n6)
128 1/15/2021 10:13:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Actually, 123+ -5 -3 = 115-
127 1/15/2021 10:12:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Missed Union War Weariness:

USA SW = 124+ -5 -3 = 116-
126 1/15/2021 3:50:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Wilmington
Charleston
Columbus Ga
N.o.

Richmond ANV n 3
Weldon
Marion
Savannah
Baldwin
McKenzie
Corinth
Tuscumbia
N.o> n 2 SP


125 1/15/2021 10:48:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Sorry, I missed the drop at ACH. Yes, it was a small battle at Wilderness.
124 1/15/2021 10:46:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Union Reinforcements

Washington +8
Bloomington +6
Cairo +4 (n6)

Strategic Movement tonight.
123 1/15/2021 10:44:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Strasberg s.b. Strasburg
122 1/15/2021 10:44:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Union PCs Wheeling, Grafton, Franklin, Lewisburg, Weston (WV), and Strasberg(VA).

Union controls WV.
Union SW 116- +5 +2 = 123+
Conf SW 102+ -5 -3 = 94-

AoP (OoS in Hanover) 6 -> 4

121 1/15/2021 10:37:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Wilderness was a *medium* (6-19 SPs) battle.
120 1/15/2021 10:25:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message NO CSA Attrition PC Fredericksburg
119 1/15/2021 10:20:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Wilderness was a small battle not medium
118 1/15/2021 10:07:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Drop 1SP into Wilderness end in Fredericksburg
117 1/15/2021 10:06:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Confederate:
No you could miss on a 1
116 1/15/2021 2:01:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message (Darn. I forgot I only get one shot per move.)
115 1/15/2021 1:59:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Message Fails, Medium battle of Wilderness. Automatic 1/1. Pemberton n5.

You may continue.
114 1/15/2021 1:53:00 AM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Union:
AoP intercepts on 1 or 2.
113 1/14/2021 11:36:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #130: 3 / Union Siege Guns
Union plays card at beginning of a battle (or Amphibious Assault) that has a Confederate fort present and cancels Confederate fort die roll modifier in the battle. Remove from deck if event is played. Draw a strategy card.

Message from Confederate:
Pembertom 6 SP ANV n2
1-3 ACH drop 2SP n 4
4. Lynchburg
5-6 Gordonsville ?
7. Attack Wilderness?
112 1/14/2021 11:22:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Fort Harper's Ferry
111 1/14/2021 11:10:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Brilliant!

USA SW = 118- -2 = 116-
110 1/14/2021 11:05:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #62: 2 / Financial Crisis
Union SW is reduced by two.

Message from Confederate:
109 1/14/2021 11:05:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Return Strategy card to hand #130: 3 / Union Siege Guns

Message from Confederate:
108 1/14/2021 11:05:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #130: 3 / Union Siege Guns
Union plays card at beginning of a battle (or Amphibious Assault) that has a Confederate fort present and cancels Confederate fort die roll modifier in the battle. Remove from deck if event is played. Draw a strategy card.

Message from Confederate:
Polk to Lynchburg
107 1/14/2021 10:51:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message No, my mistake. Switch Rosencrans for Buell.
106 1/14/2021 10:44:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Ihave only Buell and Rosey in the ARMY Buell is the ranking 2nd and can not leave unless i missed something /
105 1/14/2021 10:43:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message I mean, Buell+1 end at Wheeling.
104 1/14/2021 10:42:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message Drop off 1 at Weston (Buell n2)
7) Grafton, drop off 1
8) Wheeling, drop off 1
103 1/14/2021 10:41:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
Smith intercept at Weston?
102 1/14/2021 10:40:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #101: 3 / Chickamauga
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.

Message from Union:
Detach Buell+5 from the AoP (n6).

1) Wilderness, drop 1 (Buell n4)
2) Culpeper
3) Strasburg, drop 1 (Buell n3)
4) Franklin, drop 1 (Buell n2)
5) Leesburg, pick up 1 (Buell n3, Leesburg n1)
6) Weston; rolling for possible intercept by Smith.
101 1/14/2021 10:30:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #72: 2 / John Ericsson's Monitor Fleet
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Confederate:
Polk and 1 SP RR to Rodgesville
100 1/14/2021 10:24:00 PM Fall 1861 Union 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 Union:
McClellan replaces McDowell (TRT) as Commander of the AoP.

USA SW = 122+ +5(McClellan)-6(McDowell)-3(change) = 118-
99 1/14/2021 10:14:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #20: 3 / Union Arms Production Delayed
Confederate removes two Union SPs (Confederate chooses). No more than one SP can be removed from a space and the SP cannot be the last SP in the space.

Message from Confederate:
Manassas n 1 SP AOP N 11 SP
98 1/14/2021 9:58:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #67: 2 / J.B. Eads, Riverine Ironclads
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Union:
As Event.
97 1/13/2021 8:38:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 3 / Ship Island/Key West
Union Blockade Level is increased by one. In addition, if Fort Philip/Jackson does not contain a CSA SP place a friendly PC marker in that space.

Message from Confederate:
Fort Nashville
96 1/12/2021 11:25:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #65: 1 / Union 90-Day Enlistments Expire
Union player removes three SPs (Union player’s choice).

Message from Union:
Fort Manassas
95 1/12/2021 11:13:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message For the benefit of the log, AoP n12, and Beauregard to the TRT.
94 1/12/2021 11:12:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message US was actually +7 (+4 for odds, +3 for 3 generals), but no difference.
93 1/12/2021 8:57:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #94: 2 / Strategy Board
Union player may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general.

Message from Confederate:
Vandorn and 1SP to Petersburg and back as Cavalry general
92 1/12/2021 8:56:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Confederate:
Beau KIA on a 1
91 1/12/2021 8:56:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Confederate:
AOP +6
CSA +1
Medium battle
90 1/12/2021 7:57:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message You may resolve the battle.
89 1/10/2021 10:36:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Confederate:
Beau retreat before battle on a 1
88 1/10/2021 10:36:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Confederate:
ANV drops 1 SP intercepts om a 1-2
87 1/10/2021 10:24:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Message 5) Control Fredericksburg.
6) Hanover Junction.

To you for response.
86 1/10/2021 10:23:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Union:
Beauregard may intercept on a 1.
85 1/10/2021 10:23:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #52: 3 / Trent Affair
Confederate gains 5 SW points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Activate the AoP.
1) Frederick. Pick up Halleck.
2) Manassas. Drop off Halleck+2 (AoP n13)
3) Control Manassas.
4) Fredericksburg.

I'll roll for possible interception.
84 1/10/2021 11:26:00 AM Fall 1861 Confederate Message Not Campaigning

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