April 14th, 1862. General J. E. Johnstons Headquarter near the village Culpeper. 9:30 AM
The Generals of the Army of Northern Virginia standing around a table with some military maps on it.
Johnston: [color="Olive"]"Good morning Generals, welcome to the second year of war."[/color]
The Generals starting to laugh..
[color="Sienna"]"moring General"[/color] , [color="DeepSkyBlue"]"good morning, sir!" [/color].
Johnston:[color="Olive"] "Well, lets start with the South Carolina front. General Pemberton's command is besieged in Hardeeville. The federal troops of Burnside managed to take out one of the gates. Theres a big hole now.. and gentlemen, i think Burnsides troops will attack in a few hours.
General Walkers Division captured Beaufort. So Burnside is cut off from any supply routes.
If Pemberton ward off the first attack, we can beat him!"[/color]
Johnston: [color="Olive"]"Alright gentlemen, heres the situation at the Rappahannock. General Longstreet, please go ahead"[/color]
[color="DeepSkyBlue"]Longstreet: "Thank your sir. Well gentlemen, the boys in blue concentrate their troops around Manassas and 25 miles north of Fredericksburg.
The main army is at Manassas. We count 2 corps, McDowells and Franklins.
Keyes and Sumners corps are on their left flank.
We can set 2 corps against them. Our first, my corp and the third corp of Gen. Smith have 60.000 men..."[/color]
The generals start looking at Gen. Smith.
Smith: [color="SandyBrown"]"Sir, Holmes Division is on the way. He will arrive in 6 or 7 days in Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg is a small fortification now and we will crush every move of the damned Yankees, by god!"[/color]
Longstreet: [color="DeepSkyBlue"]"Jacksons corp got some reinforcements and is now on the move. He will attack Harper Ferry and beat the federals. If we manage to capture Harper Ferry, he will get attention and maybe the Yankees will split their corps. General Jackson wont disappoint us."[/color]
Longstreet: [color="DeepSkyBlue"]"Gentlemen, we got some problems with the supplylines. The nearest depot is Fredericksburg so its hard to get supply to Winchestor. Jacksons corp has supply for nearly a month. If he failed to capture Harper Ferry and the depot, he will be in trouble!
My men start building a depot on our left flank, so we got enough supply to built up our defence... Thats the situation, sir."[/color]
Johnston: [color="Olive"]"Thank you, general. Gentlemen, you heared it.. may god be with you!"[/color]
The generals salute and leave the table.