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CaptainDarling18 Apr 2020 7:20 p.m. PST

Late June 1863 the Southern Boys of Major General Early's Division of the Army of Northern Virginia advanced through York towards Wrightsville with the intention of securing the bridge located there to enable a crossing of the mighty Susquehanna River! Hastily organised Federal Forces were organised to face the Confederate invaders and clashes occurred!

At one small but steeply banked stream north east of York soldiers from both the North and the South searched for a suitable place to cross. With the hot afternoon sun beating down on the men clad in blue and grey a small footbridge with nearby fords was discovered and spot quickly became the focal point of their attention. It was not long before shouting and the crack of gunfire broke the serenity of that fateful summers' day…

The action was hot and fast once the sides engaged. The Southerners got to the objective, the footbridge first but both their flanks performed poorly. Meanwhile the Union forces deployed their flank troops well and were winning the firefight when the sides faced each other across the stream. I need of a decisive action to turn the tide the rebels charged across the footbridge in an effort to crack the Yankee centre! The federals however counter charged and in a bloody melee on the bridge defeated the Rebel attack which in turn caused the Southerners morale to crack and they retired leaving the crucial stream crossing in Union hands.

Rebel Skirmishers were the first to reach the footbridge…

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The Yankees successfully got around the Rebels left flank!

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While the battle for the bridge continued a firefight commenced across the stream…

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The Rebs advance in the centre the battle was still there to be won despite the poor performance on their flanks…

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The climax of the action to secure the crucial bridge near York is reached, Yankees and Rebs charge and counter charge…

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"Hurrah! Take that Johnney Reb!" The battle is won by the Union after a decisive melee occurred on the footbridge…

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The scenario details and the full AAR with more pictures is on the TSOG Blog…
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Thanks!

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 10:24 p.m. PST

Great looking game!

CaptainDarling21 Apr 2020 2:17 a.m. PST

Thanks Paul!

Maxshadow23 Apr 2020 7:18 p.m. PST

Entertaining game report!

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