More photos of the Battle of Pipe Creek

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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.

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2 thoughts on “More photos of the Battle of Pipe Creek

  1. Wndmari

    My 5th grade son’s school assignment to create a scale model of a Civil War battle that occurred in VA. These pictures definitely help get the creative juices flowing. But do you have any suggestions for him–especially how to discover what the area looked like then?


  2. Hello Wendy!

    Depending upon which battle he is modeling, there may be photos of the actual battlefield on the Library of Congress’s website or on the Internet (or maps of the battlefield at the library’s on-line map site). If not, then take a look at modern maps of the area to get a feel for hills, creeks, roads, etc. Satellite photos are useful (Google Earth, etc.) as well. Once you have a general idea of the layout, then make the model. Lots of fences add to the look and are realistic for Virginia. Have fun!

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