US Cavalry (USS Belliquex, USS Intrepid) will move to Fort Zachary. 2nd Naval will rendezvous with transports (USS Theodore, USS Barbarian) in the Lower Lumber.
Mansfield (USS Narraganset, USS Mohican) will attempt to move to the Meherrin River. US Cavalry (Sussex) will raid to the south of Garys at Warren, NC. 66th detachment, redesignated as 51st detachment, will assault Suffolk. Meagher's 9th Division will pass through New Kent into Hanover, leaving Keyes Brigade behind at James City. The 2nd & 4th PA Cavalry will each attempt to escape down the York River to Fort Monroe. The 12th MD Volunteers (King & Queen) will proceed to Hanover and attack the enemy cavalry there, while the 1st NY Brigade holds Tappahannock.
Norfolk Area Naval:
Farragut maintains the blockade of Richmond. Transport Squadron #6 (USS Long Island, USS Rocky) will split off from Dahlgren and the Monitor in the James Estuary, and join 10th Fleet (USS Pocahontas & 3 other brigs) in the Rappahannock. The 12th fleet transports (USS Mohawk, Huron, Oak, Resolution, Courageous, Almighty, Erie, Ontario) at Fort Monroe will also join 10th Fleet in the Rappahannock. The brig USS Water Witch (York Estuary) will stop at Fort Monroe for resupply. It can join the 7th Fleet (brigs USS Bainbridge & USS Sumpter) there.
A massive raid at Fredericksburg, with a corresponding shift of forces to the left.
Butler's Corps, minus the 2nd Wisconsin Bde, will attack Fredericksburg, taking the long way around through the Wilderness. Joe Hooker's 2nd Division (Frederick) will rail to Alexandria and then march down to capture the town. The 3rd MD Dragoons (Washington) will amphibiously follow Butler's corps into Culpeper. The 3rd PA Cav (Shenandoah) will raid the Orange line near Lovington (Roanoke).
McDowell's army, minus Keyes 7th division, will move up to join the 2nd Wisconsin at Alexandria. The 2nd ME (Baltimore); Philadelphia Bde, Col. Amherst's 1st MD Bde, and Baltimore Btty (Annapolis); and 5th Supply (Adams, PA) will meet them there as well.
McClellan, with his supplies and pioneers, will take command of Keyes division, leaving the NVA 2nd Bde in Frederick. The Excelsior Bde (Caroll), and Col. Twain's 1st MD Bde (Adams, PA) will join this force. The 1st MA Volunteers and 5th PA Cav (also at Carroll) are also moving into the area seperately from the Excelsior Bde. Army Supply 1 (Chambers, MD) and 1st Supply (Franklin, PA) are moving here as well, and 1st MD 'Potomac' (Warren, VA) will return around Jackson's flank to protect Army Supply 1 on the move.
The NJ 3rd Btty & 4th Btty (Newark) are also moving to Fairfax and Montgomery, respectively. The NJ 5th Btty (Ocean) has orders to move to Stafford, but should stop in Fairfax. The 32nd transports (USS Halloween, USS Seagull) will proceed on to Fort Monroe without them.
Upon discovering that Bushrod Johnson was dug in in force (~6,000 troops) at Covington, forces in Millboro began a long march back through the muddy mountains towards Grafton. They will be met there by the Old Brigade and WV Btty A. We really need a divisional commander for this area. The 2nd Ohio Volunteers, 10th & 11th WV Cav will all return to Prestonburg.
This will leave the following land forces in the East, before casualties:
Chambers, MD: 2200 - 2 Inf, 2 Art (10 & 6)
Franklin, PA: 800 - Con
Cumberland, PA: 700 - Vol
Harrisburg, PA (inside): 700 - Vol
Dauphin, PA (outside Harrisburg): 700 - Mil
Adams, PA: 1700 - 1 Inf, 1 Con
York, PA: 1000 - Con
Lancaster, PA: 1500 - 2 Vol
Frederick, MD: 2100 - 1 Lt Inf, 2 Vol
Caroll, MD: 1400 - 2 Vol
Leonardtown, MD (inside): 700 - Vol
Port Tobacco, MD (inside): 1400 - Mil, Vol
Total: 14,000 (11,600 mobile)
Baltimore, MD (inside): 2500
Baltimore, MD (outside): 700
Annapolis, MD (inside): 1200
Anne Arundel, MD (outside Annapolis): 2400
Washington, DC (inside): Burnside's Command (2300)
Prince George, MD (outside Washington): Scott's Corps (4700)
Alexandria, VA (inside): 3700
Total: 17,500 (2,700 mobile)
Northeastern VA Army
Fairfax (outside Alexandria): Northeastern Virginia Army [Tyler's 1st Div + assorted] (24,600)
Montgomery: McClellan's Corps [Keyes' 7th Div + assorted] (26,600)
Fredericksburg: Butler's Corps [Runyon's 4th Div, Miles' 5th Div] (27,000); Hooker's 2nd Div (8,600)
James (& York) River Forces
Hanover: Meagher's 9th Div + 1 regiment (8200)
Ft Monroe: 4800
Meherrin River: 1200
Active Cavalry Raiders
Warren, NC: 1000
Roanoke, VA: 1000
Culpeper, VA: 1000
Shenandoah & points west
Tazewell: 1700 Cavalry
Grand Total East (mobile only): 152,100
The known opposition
Harper's Ferry: Jackson's Corps (~13000)
Loudon: Bonham's Corps (~16000)
Manassas: Beauregard's Army w/ Longstreet & Huger (~34000)
Fredericksburg: Holmes' Corps (~15000)
Richmond: Cooper & Lee's Commands (~17000)
Covington: Johnson's Command (~6000)
Williamsburg: ~8000 Mixed
Hanover: 300 Cavalry & Artillery
Culpeper: ~2000 Cavalry
Amherst: 2000 Cavalry
South Bank Garrisons (Petersburg, Suffolk, Norfolk, Garys): ~7500
Marion: 2500 Mixed
Carolina reserve: ~5000
Grand Total East (all known): ~130,300
I'm fairly satisfied with the minor garrisons at this point. I'll see if we can't trim and adjust them some when we have to resupply this winter (reduce forces at Adams, Lancaster, Port Tobacco), without fussing about it. Norfolk may or may not happen this year, and I'm ok with that either way, if it takes the pressure off Washington. Butler and Hooker should be able to do some serious damage at Fredericksburg - McD and McC should be able to hold Washington if it all comes apart. Cavalry are being used more effectively, to relieve pressure on our forces, and create pressure on the rebels. It should be time to loosen the reins on General Kurtz when Scott retires.
The 2nd Pioneer (Cleveland) is headed towards St Louis. I'll ask General Cai to divert them to Cairo. The 10th IN Cav is taking back Portsmouth harbor (Scioto).
General Cai did not like Scott's ideas about raiding. That means the rebels will organize the Army of Tennessee sooner rather than later (Joe Johnston's corps is currently part of Beauregard's Army).
The 4th OH Cav (Boone) will shift to Munfordville (Hard), while the 1st OH Cav (Fayette) occupies Bardstown (Nelson). The 7th and 9th IN Mil will hold Lexington. The 2nd OH Bde & 3rd OH Cav, which bore the brunt of the fight at Lexington, will head back to Louisville to join a scratch force under FJ Porter.
Hunter's Division is shifting by river over to Greenville (Muhlenburg) where he wil be joined by Grant and the rest of the Lexington forces (1st OH Bde, 1st OH Vol, 1st IN Vol, 2nd OH Cav. The 1st OH Vol at Louisville, with the 4th IN Mil, will reinforce the 12th IN Mil at Henderson. That allows the 1st IN Mil, IL Vol Bde, and 1st IL Bty C, currently at Henderson, to join Wallace on the way to Clarksville.
Lew Wallace will occupy Clarksville. The 6th IL Cav will attack Gallatin (overriding my objection), and the 4th & 5th IL Cav are moving together past Nashville to Hickman, TN. The 1st WI Mil (Kinsale, IL) will occupy Paris and Henry Ferry.
Gunboat Squadron 1 (USS Pittsburg, USS Baron de Kalb) along with all the transports and the 1st MO Supply train, are splitting of from Foote's fleet and moving over to Benson curve on the Green River. They will be joined there by the OH Gunboat Squadron (USS Ramseur, USS Valley Forge) currently at the Kentucky Confluent.
Lyon will assault Columbus, leaving behind the 7th MO Mil, 4th WI Mil, and 1st IL Btty B at Paducah. They will be joined by the 6th IL Mil from Charleston, MO.
The IL Gunboat Squadron (USS Ticonderoga, USS Savannah) holds Cape Girardeau alone in the face of the rebel Mississippi river fleet (4 Gunboat Squadrons and Louisiana Transports) until the new gunboats from St Louis and Lexington arrive. We only have the Cairo shore batteries to secure this area, but are starting on more at Scott, MO.
Missouri and West:
The 10th IL Mil and 1st IL Bty C hold Scott, and will attempt to repair the rail line there. the MO Cav Brigade is also returning there. They should be able to deter enemy raiders from using this area. The Lexington Supply train is being sent downriver to Fremont at Cairo.
The 3rd IL Mil (Springfield) will report to General Halleck at St Louis, as will the 1st IN Vol and the Michigan Bde (Alton).
The 2nd MO Mil (Vienna) will join the 27th detachment (13th IL Mil, Waschman's Art.) at Jefferson City. The 4th MO Mil (Lawrence, 2 rgts) is switching assignments with the 11th MO Mil (Ft Leavenworth, 1 rgt).
The 10th IL Cav (St Louis) will rail out to try and catch Pagan's Cavalry at Erie, while the 11th IL Cav (Erie) tries to catch the Pulaski Lancers at Caldwell.
The 3rd US Cav, which is in decent shape, will move out to patrol Englewood, IT. The other regiments, in worse shape, hold Ft Smith (the 3rd IA really should be resting inside the fort, but there were too many other issues to deal with, this one got skipped).
The 63rd Detachment (7th, 10th, & 11th US) is one day's march from Dallas, which is occupied by the 2nd TX Mil.
Reinforcements, Replacements, Economy:
PA - 2 SS, 1 Cav
MO - 1 SS
IA - 1 Supply
OH - 2 River Transports
Mid Atlantic - 1 Transport, 1 Brig
1 Lt Artillery
1 Supply train
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