My newly painted and reorganised Spencer Smith figures have deployed for their first action - the battle of Rabbit Run.
1861, CSA General Spencer's Division has been detached to rapidly move forward to seize and hold the high ground overlooking the crossing of the Rabbit Run river. The Union has a similar idea and General Smith is rushing up the Turnpike with his division, with a very similar Mission. The forces of Generals Spencer and Smith are about to collide.
The battlefield is shown below, looking from the North (Union side), with Rabbit Run snaking from North around to the east. Key features are Warren Ridge, Twin Buttes and Mole Hill, with its farm on top:
The organisation of the two forces are:
Spencer's Division CSA:
B Battery Artillery
C Battery Artillery
A Battery Artillery
The Texans have deployed forward and are defending a wheat field on the east flank, amongst some trees, with C battery in support:
The Alabama regiment are working their way onto Warren Ridge, with B battery in support:
On the West flank the Georgia regiment holds Mole Hill, with A Battery and the Virginia cavalry in support:
Meanwhile, the Mississippi Sharpshooters hold the Corn Patch, with the Kentucky regiment in Reserve:
General Smith's Union Forces consist of:
New Jersey Regiment
No 3 Battery Artillery and Vermont cavalry in Support.
New York (Zouaves) Regiment,
Nos 1 & 2 Artillery Batteries in support.
The Union have pushed the Iowa regiment up along the Turnpike, while the New Jersey regiment advance up the Twin Buttes:
On the west flank Parson's Brigade is deployed facing Mole Hill, behind the snake fences of the Wheatfield: