The Battle of Seven Pines, May 31 1862

This scenario is included within the rules book –

Day 1 at Seven Pines, with the Union Army at the gates of Richmond, VA, Gen. Joe Johnston sends his Rebel Divisions to attack Gen. McClellan’s Divisions south of the flooded Chickahominy River.  With the Southern men on the march early it is the opportunity that Gen. Johnston has waited for, to bring mass against a smaller portion of the Union Army.

The battle develops into two separate actions divided by the east/west railroad line with the northern field often called the Battle of Fair Oaks.  CSA Gen. Smith attacked to break through the flank of the Seven Pines lines only to run into the Union Division of Gen. Sedgwick’s men rushing to battle.

CSA Gen. Smith sending his brigades into action at Fair Oaks Station.

CSA Gen. Smith sending his brigades into action at Fair Oaks Station.  CSA Whiting Division marker can be seen.

South of the Railroad line, the Rebel Division under Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill attacked the light works of Casey’s U.S.A. Division line at Seven Pines.

At Seven Pines, the Division lead by CSA Gen. D.H. Hill attacks the prepared works.

With Seven Pines in the distance, Gen. D.H. Hill’s Division attacks the prepared works – the Brigades advancing in Double line.

The Rebel Brigades Assaulting the Union lines.

The Rebel Brigades Assaulting the Union lines.

Late in the day, the Rebel line has overwhelmed Casey's Union line.   Kearney's Division has moved up and is contesting the field.

Late in the day, the Rebel line has overwhelmed Casey’s Union Prepared line. Kearney’s Union Division has moved up and is contesting the field.

The Scenario has the Rebels hitting hard all along the front, but with Union reinforcements, a stiffening line stops the breakthrough.

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