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John Stoner was among the wargamers who played in the February 20, 2010 Battle of Pipe Creek at the game room of the Department of the Susquehanna Club in Harrisburg, PA. He shared a few of his photographs from that 15mm Johnny Reb 3 miniature wargame.
Confederate regiments stream across Pipe Creek and begin their assault on the Federal lines.
Scene from the Rebel left as Archer’s Tennesseans and Brockenbrough’s small Virginia brigade advance toward the awaiting Union I Corps on the heights beyond Pipe Creek. The Yankees in this sector are Paul’s Brigade and Baxter’s Brigade.
The terrified residents of Copperville and surrounding farms had fled southward toward Uniontown and the safety of the rear. They knew their houses and businesses would be in “no man’s land” between the Union defenders and the oncoming Confederates of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Brockenbrough and Archer head up the heights south of Pipe Creek and smash into the Union line. Accurate counter-battery fire had immobilized a Union battery and chased off the gun crews, providing a momentary advantage. The final Confederate charges drove the defenders down the reverse slope, where the attacks ended in wild melees that essentially destroyed the attackers (and half the Union defenders).
Pipe Creek remained in Union hands.