Sunday, May 27, 2012

Battle of Prairie Grove, AR - Conclusion

 Turn one - Yanks win initiative and move first.
 Positions after first move.
 19th Iowa moves up.
 20th Wisconsin moves up.
 King and Pleasant's men wait behind the fence.
 The first casualties fall.
 Wounded and routed Yanks fall back.
 More men begin to fall.

 Turn 2
 Turn 2

 Turn 3 - the Yankees reach the fence and press forward.
 Turn 4 the Rebels give up the fence and move back towards the orchard.

 The 19th Iowa has taken the fence and prepares to move towards the orchard.
 Having taken heavy losses, the 20th Wisconsin lags behind.
 The battle ends with the conclusion of the attacks of the 19th Iowa and 20th Wisconsin.
The losses in the front of the 20th Wisconsin are sobering.

Battle of Prairie Grove, AR (Setting it up)

 Excellent Source Material For Battle Maps/Etc. and very useful during visits to the Battlefield.
 I am a huge fan of Shea's research and writing. This man knows the Trans-Mississippi like no one else.
 Ok...first get the upstairs all to myself and then break out the tables.
 Next...get out the 20 year old Geo-Hex.
 Back in 1988...$200 dollars was hard to justify...but my Geo-Hex has proven its worth.
 Arkansas begins to take shape.
 The Borden House --- the focal point of our battle.
 Starting to come together.
 The primary map used for this engagement between Fagan's men and the 19th Iowa & 20th Wisconsin.
 Fagan's Arkansas Troops on the move. (15mm Stone Mountain, Ral-Partha, and Old Glory)
 A little historical license as I give the Borden's a Barn (they must have had one!).
 Looking North up the Prairie Grove Road.
 View of the H. Roger's House.
 King's Men move up towards the Borden House.
 Brooks & Hawthorne form up to face the 20th Wisconsin.
 Borris' Battery and the 20th Wisconsin
 Borris looks towards the ridge.
 Borris' Battery begins to open up.
 Lt. Col. Samuel McFarland watches the style of the 19th Iowa.
 Maj. Henry Starr watches the 20th Wisconsin trade volleys.
 King & Pleasant's Confederates await the 19th Iowa.
 Blocher's Battery prepares a hot reception.

 Looking down the line of the 19th Iowa.
 Pleasant's boys hug the rail fence.
 The 19th Iowa surges forward.
 Brig. Gen. Fagan calms his boys.
 Fagan's Brigade at the Borden House.
 Fagan's Brigade at the Borden House.
An overview of the entire affair.