Counters for King’s Division of the I Corps of the Army of the Potomac (so many “ofs”). Even though it’s been a while since I last posted, I’m still working on The Devil’s Own Fun. But it follows the 80/20 rule that the first 80% takes 20% of the time and the remaining 20% takes 80% of the time.
The I Corps was supposed to head down to Richmond around Monday, May 26, 1862. On Saturday the 24th, Lincoln reviewed the Corps with its 41,000 men, left impressed, got worried about Jackson’s movements towards DC and changed his orders for these troops the next day.
With this many soldiers, it’s obvious that Richmond would have fallen and the Civil War ended before the summer of 1862. McDowell, the Corps commander wrote a letter to Lincoln expressing his concerns about being redirected but to no avail.
For his part, McClellan was convinced that McDowell had requested to not be sent in order to sabotage his efforts on the Peninsula.
This division includes the “Iron Brigade” and although they did not see much in the way of combat at this point, I’m assigning them all “A-level” morale in respect to what they were to soon become. I could have given them a ?+, but that would have allowed C-level morale and that would not do.