The Union's first initiative chit was a 5, the Confederates a 1.
The occupation of Kentucky was uncontested.
Union River Flotillas also wrested control back of the Mississippi.
Butler prepared to leave the mountains,
but Forrest made a surprise incursion.
But the real excitement was down in Wilmington.
Jackson had been trying hard to recapture the city.
As the Union started to use Kentucky to confront the rebels around Union City,
the rebs made a surprise attack.
In the nick of time, McPherson lifts the siege of Wilmington.
The 1/63 initiative chits for the Union were 5, 1, 2 and 2 and for the Confederates 1, 2, 5 and 1.
Builds are few now.
Should I be worried about all the reb cavalry?
Jackson is pursued, trapped and captured.
Lyons stabilizes the front
and takes the bloody battle to the rebs.
He suffers 40% casualties.
The Confederates now look to defending North Carolina.
They also pull back from the mountains.
Butler claims this as his victory,
although this is disputed by McClelland.
There is a growing Union presence in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Hint: Nashville is a strategic target.