What a finish, as you will see! A pleasure to watch this game, fought between two AACW Titans!
July 19 1863 - 31,000 Union Casualties, 24,000 Confederate at Washington DC - But the City Holds! +10 CSA NM
Union Casualties Include: Gen's Buford and Parke Killed, Gen's Hooker, Hancock, Hays, Minty, Stoneman, Howard, and Schurz Wounded
Confederate Losses Include: ...None! But multiple promotions resulted, indicating the tenacious and skillful attacks that were made.
Confederates Take over 25,000 prisoners and 8,600 rifles ... in ONE BATTLE! But would this be enough to close the VP gap???
FINAL GAME STATS (as of end of L July 63/start of E Aug 63 turn):
Rebels take the NM Struggle! NM USA = 105, CSA=115
Rebels take the most prisioners! POWs = 20,300 Rebel POWS, 29,800 Union prisoners (which, given the notes from the last battle, seems very wrong!)
Yanks take the fewest Combat losses! Combat Losses: USA=108,850, CSA=126,964
AND IN A VERY CLOSE FINISH: VPs: USA=2731, CSA=2717, delta = ONLY 14 VPs!!!! Union Victory!
General Cleburne very nearly pulled off a miracle... but Gen. Seraphim can breathe a sigh of relief that his last battle is over for this game, and he is the victor!
WHAT A GAME!!!! Climaxed by the bloodiest battle I've ever seen - over 55,000 lost between the two forces.