Thursday, November 26, 2020

ACW Union XIV Corps Completed

Thanks to a good friend, all of the units of the Union XIV Corps are now painted and based.  Commanded by Major General George Thomas, the XIV Corps was, in my opinion, the elite corps of the Army of the Cumberland from the beginning of the Tullahoma Campaign  through the smashing of Bragg's Army of Tennessee at the Battle of Missionary Ridge.  I've replicated in 15mm for the "On to Richmond" rules.  Please click on each image for a larger picture.

For "On to Richmond" each maneuver unit is either a brigade of infantry or cavalry or a grouping of 12 artillery pieces.  Each infantry stand replicates about 300 men.

The last part of the corps to be completed was Brigadier General John Brannan's 3rd Division.

Brig Gen Brannon (left) and the divisional artillery (right), consisting of D Company, 1st Michigan Light Artillery and C Company, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

1st Brigade (82nd Indiana and 17th, 31st, and 38th Ohio) in line of battle.

1st Brigade in a reinforced line of battle.

2nd Brigade (10th and 74th Indiana, 4th and 10th Kentucky, and 14th Ohio) in reinforced line of battle.
3rd Brigade (87th Indiana, 2nd Minnesota, and 9th and 35th Ohio) in reinforced line of battle.

And the entire XIV Corps in its "barracks box" with the corps command and artillery in the left center, the 1st Division on the upper left, 2nd Division on the lower left, 3rd Division on the upper right, and 4th Division on the lower right.

The only unit of the corps not yet included is Colonel John Wilder's 1st Brigade, 4th Division, the "Lightning Brigade."  This brigade was a mounted infantry unit and was used by Major General Rosecrans as a mobile striking unit along with some of the army's cavalry.  The Lightning Brigade and Colonel Robert Minty's 1st "Saber" Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division are still "being raised."  They will join the XIV Corps at a later date.

Now on to the Confederate forces who will oppose them.  I've only been working on this project since January 2016 and hope to have it completed before the summer of 2021.  That's only about 5-1/2 years, longer than the American Civil War lasted.

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