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    The Eastern Theatre


    As the summer of 1863 reached it's mid-point, the War Between the States started to hear up worse than the summer son. General Jackson was laying waste to Eastern Pennsylvania, while half of Georgia lay in ruins from General Sherman's March to the Sea. Opposing both of these men was the very able General Winfield Scott Hancock, commander of the Army of the Susquehanna, and in the Carolinas, General P.G.T. Beauregard stood to face General Sherman's Army of Kentucky.

    When the calenders turned June into July, General Sherman, completely cut off from Communications, marched his army along the coast to Charleston, where his army took the city, with no resistance at all. All of the Confederate defenses had abandoned the city, and took all useful supplies, such as ammunition and food. The remaining guns were spiked, rendering them unusable to Sherman. Desperate for supplies, Sherman ordered his army to move towards Columbia, the suspected position of the Confederate soldiers. He did order the Port of Charleston, and her large supplies of Cotton, burned to the ground. He also personally took a ship out to Ft. Sumter where he raised the Union Flag over the fort, and burning the Confederate one right in the fort.


    1. A picture of the devastated city of Charleston, South Carolina after Sherman's Army left.


    Meanwhile, General Beauregard ordered that Fort Motte's defenses be bolstered with the guns brought up from Charleston, at the same time he ordered half his army to expand the Fort's earthworks and walls. In all, he ordered that raised trenches be built for the men to defend against the Union assaults. Beauregard knew that General Sherman was marching without supplies, so his only objective was to try and hold them off as long as possible. He wasn't expecting a victory, he was expecting Sherman to watch his army not make any progress and either retreat towards supplies or surrender his army.

    On July 28th, 1863, the Battle of Columbia started with General Sherman sending his best Corps to directly assault the Confederate defenses at Fort Motte, thinking it was the weakest point in their lines. As the Union forces came close to the Fort, the Confederate defenders opened up on them with a barrage of the cannons, tearing the first few regiments to a pulpy mist, and the lines behind them took heavy fire from the entrenched Confederate defenders. Sherman was relentless in his desire to take the Fort. Without it, he felt, Columbia would not fall. Two hours in, and taking severe casualties, Sherman disengaged the 1st Corps of the Army of Kentucky, and rotated them to assault Colombia directly, with a new Corps to take their place in the slaughterhouse in front of Ft Motte.


    2. One of the many Charges the Confederate's repulsed from Columbia and Fort Motte.


    As the dray dragged on, General Sherman order his battered men to slam against the Confederate defenses, to the point where he called all of his reserves onto the field. Both Sherman and Beauregard understood that the the Union needed to capture Columbia if they had any chance of continuing their rampage through the Carolinas, and General Beauregard was on strict orders from Richmond to hold at all costs. With a Union defeat in front of Fort Motte, the Corps commanders removed all of their men from the Fort and sent them straight to Columbia, where the defenses were weaker than at the Fort. [10,000 Conscripts from the USA. -4,000 Regulars from the USA. -2,000 Regulars from the CSA. -3,000 Conscripts from the CSA.]

    Even in the fields outside the city, the fighting was fierce, as Confederate defenders were rushed from Fort Motte over to Columbia, where the two armies met on the sun-baked land of Central South Carolina. The weak and feeble Union Army soon finds that it cannot hold up to the surge of fresh Confederate troops pouring out of the city. One last engagement was fought, which proved to be a rounding defeat for the Union Army. By mid-day, after 6 hours of fierce fighting, General Sherman ordered the white flag of surrender to be raised, to negotiate a ceasefire and terms of surrender.


    3. The final battle between the Army of Kentucky and the Army of the Carolinas.


    General Beauregard agreed, and by the time the sun set over South Carolina, General Sherman surrendered his entire army to the Confederate Army, where they were instantly cataloged and sent off to prisons scattered around South Carolina and Georgia. As a stipulation for surrender, General Sherman was to be kept locked up in good conditions, and the rest of the Union Army well fed and kept comfortable. However, once their muskets were taken away, many of these former enemies were mistreated in the prison camps, as punishment for their march through Georgia. [-45,000 Regulars from the USA. -50,000 Conscripts from the USA. -5,000 Regulars from the CSA. -9,000 Conscripts from the CSA.]

    News of Sherman's surrender was widely publicized through the Confederacy, and word eventually reached the North, where President Lincoln was in a frenzy between General Jackson's rampage, as well as the Copperhead Congress threatening to shut off his supplies and war money. When the news of Sherman's surrender reached him, he wired General Hancock to "Stop Jackson at ALL COSTS".

    Jackson's Army was on a rampage. In late July it was poised to cross the Susquehanna River, nearly unopposed, with only a few local militias providing the fighting. They were easily swept away by the Confederate Army. On July 30th, 1863, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Susquehanna River, and marched straight through Lancaster County, intent on capturing Philadelphia. Hearing this news, General Hancock did his best to march his army, full of hard veterans, and recently reinforced, loaded his army onto a train and moved them from Harrisburg to Philadelphia, intent on marching out and meeting Jackson's Army, and destroying it piece by piece.

    The problem with this was that General Jackson's position was unknown. Hancock and Lincoln feared that they could send the Army West and look for Jackson's Army, only for Philadelphia to be captured from the North or South. So, the Army of Susquehanna entrenched themselves outside Philadelphia, in the City of Chester. President Lincoln claimed, in a speech to Congress in Independence Hall, that this was the final stand of the United States of America. If Chester should fall, the Union will fall. This sudden jolt of fear and reality hit the Congressmen, who then quickly voted to release much needed funds to President Lincoln to try and bring more troops into Chester.

    On August 8th, 1863, the first battle on the outskirts of Chest takes place, between the savage Confederate troops, and the tough Union troops. General Hancock forms his centre of the two renowned Iron Corps, these two Corps have fought with each other since the beginning of the war and are arguably some of the strongest out there. General Jackson decides to send the Confederate States Coloured Troops (CSST) on the first wave of attack, determined to use them to break the strong Union Corps, then rush in the rest of his army to destroy the rest of the defenders and take Chester.

    This didn't work at all, as the Iron Corps stood their ground as wave and wave of Black Confederates slammed into them, making absolutely no gains at all, except making it difficult for the Coloured Troops to advance, as the amount of bodies on the ground was enormous. The crack Confederate white troops finally charged across the field, only to be met with a counter-charge from the Union.

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    4. The Confederate Charge and the Union Counter Charge during the first Battle at Chester.


    General Jackson immediately changed his tactics. He ordered his army to start constructing a series of elaborate defenses that they could easily emerge from and assault the Union Positions. All the while, the Confederate Engineer Corps was busy building a railroad that ran from Chester to Richmond, to easily resupply General Jackson with anything he needed, men, supplies, or more guns.

    As the two armies more or less stood in a standstill, General Jackson and General Hancock sent small forces to fight each other sporadically around the general Philadelphia area. These small engagements never amounted to anything, with minor victories for both sides. Overall, the largest of these was the First Battle of Philadelphia, fought right on the edge of the Union defenses. The Confederate second Corps under General Pickett ordered his men to charge across the wheat field to try and break the Union Lines. Overall it failed, and the Confederates ceased all operation for the rest of August into September.


    5. The First Battle of Philadelphia, second day, with the Confederate Charge across the Wheat Field.


    In September, instead of bunking down for winter and fall, the Confederate Army had new, impressive cannons shipped in from down South, designed specifically to break the defenses of Chester, to allow Jackson to march on to Philadelphia. On September 17th, 1863, the first shots of "The Liberator" rang out from the Confederate Lines, crashing in upon the walls of the Union Defense, killing at least fifty people, and the barrage continued. Due to ammunition shortages, Jackson could only fire fifteen shots a day, and fifteen he did shoot. He ordered the Cannon to fire as often as it could, to only stop firing when he instructs them to stop. From the middle of September to the middle of November, the Liberator shot fifteen shells on the Union Defenders each and every day.


    6. The "Liberator", a siege mortar used by the Confederate Army at the Battle of Chester.


    The final day of barrage, Jackson ordered all of this field artillery to fire at once, concentrating on a central point in the Union defenses. The shots rang out as snow slowly fell upon the area, the massive artillery barrage was the largest ever recorded, with three hundred Confederate Cannons constantly firing upon the Union line. The barrage lasted for two hours, after which the entire Union line was decimated, with nothing but a large hole occupying the former area of defenses. [-2,000 Conscripts from the USA.]

    Thousands of Confederate soldiers swarmed across the field, centering on that massive hole in the defenses. Charging through, they took the shocked Union defenders by surprise, and General Hancock, knowing that they could envelop and destroy his army, quickly ordered his entire army to move South into Delaware. General Jackson, rejoicing in jubilation by his victory in Chester, sent word to President Lee to come to Chester, and that he was going to engage the Union Army one last time.

    General Hancock kept pulling his soldiers way from battle, not wanting to get them that damaged, but moral was low, and they were cut off from Philadelphia. The whole army knew as soon as they started to move South that the Confederates would once again capture the Capitol. It was in New Castle, Delaware that the Army of the Susquehanna finally called it quits. The Battle of New Castle Courthouse, or the Surrender at New Castle Courthouse took place on December 3rd, 1863. General Winfield Hancock, of the Army of the Susquehanna, the only Union Army remaining in the East, surrendered his entire force to the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, now commanded by President Robert E. Lee. [-55,000 Regulars from the USA. -130,000 Conscripts from the USA.]

    President Lee, along with General Jackson and General Longstreet meet once last time outside Philadelphia, where they stopped by a small creek and all prayed one last time, that this would be the final end of the war, and they would not have to resort to even worse measures.


    7. President Lee, General Jackson, and General Longstreet share a brief moment of prayer before marching into Philadelphia.


    On December 5th, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln of the United States of America meet with President Robert Edward Lee of the Confederate States of America in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to discuss the terms of a Treaty between the two nations. The two Presidents call for a ceasefire between the two nations, and President Lincoln, along with the remaining members of Congress formally recognized the Confederate States of America as a separate nation. The only challenges facing this delegation now is how to formally end the war, and most importantly, issues of slavery, borders, and economics between the two, sovereign nations.

    [Confederate Independence Established. Ceasefire between the Confederate States and the United States. King50000 and Muskeato must now enter into peace talks, and formalize a Treaty of Peace.]
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    The Qing Emperor in the aftermath of the Mighty Confederate Victories and the Defeat of the Union is now until the state ceases to exist recognises the CSA as an Independent nation. He hopes positive relations can be formed between the Qing and the Newly Establish CSA.

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    Keep in mind, the high Confederate losses come from the Black troops, which are highly inefficient, versus very well trained Union troops.

    The rest are just people surrendering. These numbers are those KIA, Wounded, or Captured.
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    I am disappointed by this turn of events. Now, the South shall be ruled over by incompetent rebels that have no idea how to run a nation, and will this proceed to drive it down into the ground. Nothing good in the least will come of this.

    President Lincoln, you gave it your all, and you truly were an excellent president, baring in mind the chains that were placed upon you by an incompetent Congress. Do not blame yourself for this loss.
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    The Confederate States of America and the United States of America

    This is the territory of the Confederate States of America and United States of America as presented to the delegates in Philadelphia on December 5th, 1863.
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