Up to Early July 1862 West
As soon as Kentucky seceded ABSJ railroaded up to Louisville and took it.
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on the theater) Grant has now been brought back from Virginia and got behind ABS, in an attempt to trap him. H Berry and A Whipple are no longer hovering around St Louis in Western Illinois so this Kentucky invasion is at least proving to be a good diversion. They are now both Corps under Grant so attacking them piecemeal with ABSJ would be difficult as Grant can march to the sound of the guns.
Instead of marching into the encircling units I will hop across the Ohio river and get back to friendly territory downstream. Failing that I can just river transport them out. My NO fleet has made its way up river to support.
The fact that St Louis is no longer under direct threat has freed up My stack there for a rather nice bit of manoeuver warfare.
Sherman decided to chase a very light Arkansas division under D Maury all the way to the supply depot I built in Popular Bluff.
He took the town, but it put him in a perfect position to be attacked by JEJ, who has just arrived in Missouri after forcing Butler to abort his invasion of NO.
I railroaded JE Johnston down to meet Sherman and the resulting engagement was a resounding victory.
Furthermore D Maury and Breckenridge (with the Arkansas volunteer stack) are moving around the Flanks of Sherman's depleted stack to cut him off from Cairo.
JE Johnston will pursue Sherman and hopefully crush the remaining 10 000 men in the wilderness of eastern Missouri.
A very favourable set of turns for the Confederacy.