Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Battlefield Tactics, Green Hill Park, #1

Battlefield  Tactics at Green Hill Park -- Saturday, Oct. 12, 1863 (2013)

1:45 p.m.

--Confederate Army is positioned  in the tree-line at a right angle;
--CS Artillery just beyond the swale at far end of battlefield;
--Union Army is positioned along the water; Artillery on high ground;

2:00 -- 2:10

--Union moves from waters edge in column past trees and turns left;
--CS guns open on US column;
--US deploys into battle line, with reserve near the trees;
--CS Line, behind artillery commences firing and moves forward past the artillery;
--US moves forward to engage;
--Both lines square off.

2:10 -- 2:15

--CS gun and infantry freeze US Line’s advance;
--US reserve is brought up to US left;
--When US reserve meets main line and after three rounds are fired by US;
--CS Line moves from tree line and assaults US left

2:15 -- 2:30

--US left flank is refused from attack;
--CS main body forward with gun support;
--CS drive on US right, US id driven back;
--US forms a “V” with apex to CS;
--US Artillery Battery opens covering the retrograde movement of US;
--US retreat is slow and deliberate;
--CS begins to advance but takes casualties from US Artillery;
--CS retreats 20 yards  and recovers from US Artillery;
--US retires from field back to the waters edge.


--US Artillery cease fire;
--Casualties from both armies stay in place on field;
--Truce is called to pick up viable wounded and both are take to respective hospitals;
--After wounded are removed, dead are to be removed or tactically walked back.
--End of battle

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