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30 5/25/2022 5:39:00 PM Fall 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

29 5/25/2022 5:39:00 PM Fall 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 6 cards drawn.

28 5/25/2022 5:38:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate End Turn
27 5/25/2022 5:38:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message Summer 1861 attrition: CSA 0; USA 2 divisions
26 5/25/2022 5:36:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Message By the end August, Missouri falls completely under Confederate control. (CSA SW to (+)108)
25 5/25/2022 5:30:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 2 / Admiral Foote
Union may make a naval move with up to three SPs plus one general. If an amphibious assault occurs, you receive an additional +2 DRM. Add +2DRM to any Running the Guns die roll.

Message from Confederate:
Stuart's cavalry marches to Franklin, WV, to raid the city and disperse Union authorities there.
24 5/23/2022 4:39:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #68: 2 / Lincoln Declares Southern Blockade
The Union Blockade Level is increased by one. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
Lincoln focuses his attention on the strategic isolation of CSA ports - the Southern Blockade is declared on the 28th of August.
23 5/23/2022 4:37:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 2 / Crittenden Compromise
Union places (or flips in border states) two PC markers in any spaces free of Confederate SPs or forts which are not Resource spaces, Blockade Runner Ports, or Coastal forts. Void after Emancipation Proclamation. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
Davies decides not to leave Union expansion into north-western Kentucky unchallenged - Bragg is ordered to march from Nashville, TN with 3 divisions and by mid-July he is successful at taking military control over Lebanon and Bowling Green.
22 5/23/2022 4:31:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Union:
McClellan commands a 5 division corps that marches from Washington, OH and is ordered to re-establish Union control through north-western Kentucky, which it accomplishes by mid July by capturing Falmouth, Lexington & Somerset.
21 5/23/2022 4:22:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 3 / Foreign Intervention - Reshuffle/Remove
Either player can play this card as an EC when Confederate SW is 110+. If this is the last card in a players hand or the second to last and the player holds the Emancipation Proclamation, if the condition is met, it must be played as an EC, if not it can be played as an OC. EFFECTS: 1. Union Blockade reduced by one (cannot become greater than 4 for the remainder of the game). 2. Union -2 SP Reinforcements for the remainder of the game (Union choice). 3. Union SW reduced by 10. Remove from deck if event is played. If card is played as an OC or discarded re-shuffle deck at end of the Strategy Phase.

Message from Confederate:
The tide of pro-Confederate allegiance proclamations continues to sweep Missouri through middle of June - Springfield, Jefferson City and Greenville are now all under Confederate control.
20 5/23/2022 4:18:00 PM Summer 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:
By mid-July, Union manages to secure the political control of the Cumberland river port of Paducah, KY.
19 5/23/2022 4:13:00 PM Summer 1861 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:
Confederate Missouri political offensive captures St. Joseph, Lexington and Kansas City by the end of June.
18 5/23/2022 4:06:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 3 / Dorothea Dix
Union immediately receives three SPs. Place in the Union Capital or in any space (friendly or not) that contains a Union army with a LOC.

Message from Union:
By the end of June, Union's political counter-offensive in Kentucky captures the towns of Frankfort, Lebanon & Bowling Green.
17 5/23/2022 2:37:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 3 / Food Shortage
Confederate loses SW equal to current Union blockade value.

Message from Confederate:
A wave of pro-Confederate uprisings sweeps the north of Kentucky after the fall of Confederate fort at Louisville and the death of A.Johnston - Confederate authorities are established in Falmouth, Lexington and Somerset.
16 5/21/2022 5:50:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Message In a ferocious battle, Confederate fortifications are destroyed, A. Johnston is killed in battle and his division routed...but the price for the Union was heavy - ca. 18.000 soldiers (3 full Divisions) were killed and wounded in the Battle of Louisville, in which, after a week of brutal battle, Union forces emerge victorious and capture Louisville b the 27th of May.
[Loss of the Confederate Fort causes CSA SW to fall to (-)96 and the USA SW to rise to (+)108
15 5/21/2022 5:43:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 3 / Dixie Land
Confederate defiance against the “War of Northern Aggression” hardens. Increase Confederate SW by three points.

Message from Union:
Making use of the advantage gained by the concentration of 6 Divisions in Cincinnati and the projection of Union naval control out of WV port of Charleston, General Buell crosses Ohio river to march to Louisville in order to destroy Confederate presence and ohio river fortifications there.
14 5/21/2022 4:22:00 PM Summer 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

13 5/21/2022 4:21:00 PM Summer 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 5 cards drawn.

12 5/21/2022 10:13:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate End Turn
11 5/21/2022 10:12:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Message Through Spring of 1861, Union has succeeded in winning West Virginia to the Union cause. (Union SW from (-)100 to (+)107))

Attrition losses through Spring of 1861:

Union: 1 Divison (Army of Potomac, Washington D.C.)
Confederate: 1 Division (Beauregard's Corps at Manassas)
10 5/21/2022 10:02:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #54: 1 / CSS Virginia
Confederate may place one Ironclad in a controlled port or coastal fort space.

Message from Confederate:
By the end of April, CSS Virginia has been stationd in the Mississippi port of Vicksburg, guarding the main connection hub between Confederate territories West and East of the river.
9 5/21/2022 5:51:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Union takes political control of West Virginia by establishing its authority over the river port town of Charleston by the end of April.
8 5/21/2022 5:44:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #109: 2 / Fortified Lines
The Confederate player may place up to two forts in any friendly controlled space with an LOC free of Union SPs and forts.

Message from Confederate:
By mid-April Confederate forces in Louisville and Parkersburg have finished fortification construction in these two river ports, effectively denying Union naval control along Ohio river between them (the port of Charleston is not under Union control yet, so it cannot be used to exert Union naval control along that segment of the river).
7 5/21/2022 5:35:00 AM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Event #72: 2 / John Ericsson's Monitor Fleet
The Union Amphibious Assault modifier is increased by two.

Message from Union:
By mid-April, the commissioning of a newly finished fleet of large combat vessels (John Ericsson's Monitor fleet) significantly raises Union's naval operational capabilities.
6 5/21/2022 5:30:00 AM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 2 / Contraband of War
Confederate removes two SPs (Union chooses), no more than one SP per space. Void after Emancipation Proclamation has taken effect. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Confederate:
A. Johnston's and J.Johnston's 2 Divisions establish Confederate political authority in Louisville and Parkenburg respectively by the end of March.
5 5/21/2022 5:22:00 AM Spring 1861 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:
Pro-Union political support is established in 3 major West Virginian towns (Wheeling, Grafton & Franklin) by the end of March 1861.
4 5/20/2022 5:24:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Play Strategy card as Event #83: 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 Confederate:
In March 1861, A.Johnston marches his 1 Division from Nashville, TN to the the Ohio river port of Louisville... J.Johnston marches his Division from Winchester, VA to Parkenburg, WV... a Division from Little Rock, AR joins Price's Division in Fayetteville
3 5/20/2022 5:08:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Stop the War
Union SW reduced by five points. Remove from deck if event is played.

Message from Union:
On March 3rd, a Philadelphia Division is transferred to Frederick to secure approaches to Washington from possible advance of Beauregard's 3 Divisions from Manassas...
2 5/20/2022 4:49:00 PM Spring 1861 Confederate Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

1 5/20/2022 4:48:00 PM Spring 1861 Union Draw Strategy cards 4 cards drawn.

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