BLUE vs GRAY: THE CIVIL WAR CARD GAME
FREDERICKSBURG
Both sides deploy as below and place any leftover cards in numerical order use Historical Scenario rules regarding Late-War & Emancipation.  The game begins on Step 3: Combat of the USA Turn. (In game-terms, the actual battle lasted for this turn only.) Victory is determined as in a normal game.
THE SITUATION
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Lincoln sacked McClellan after his failure to follow up his narrow victory at Antietam, leaning the reluctant (and underqualified) Burnside in command of the Army of the Potomac.
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Burnside suffered various delays and when he did move, Lee was waiting for him.  Burnside repeatedly (yet sporadically) threw his troops in futile assaults against Lee's center. He threatened Lee's right flank, buy failed to follow up, wasting Meade's fine efforts, and falling victim to counterattack. Burnside withdrew, his offensive a complete failure. That night, the northern lights flashed across the north Virginia sky. Many Southerners believed it was a the angles celebrating their triumph in heaven.
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Losses for the campaign were approximately 12,000 for the Union and 6000 for the Confederacy. The gloomy Lincoln made what turned out to be a deeply prophetic remark to the effect that if he could have a straight week of Fredericksburg, he would win the war by attrition.  A year and a half later, Grant would give Lincoln his week of Fredericksburg.
It is mid-December 1862. As the North, will you press south of the Rappahannock and drive down the Yazoo, or will you gather your strength and await the coming Spring? As the South, will you sit tight in Virginia or counterattack? Will you concentrate or divide your efforts in the West? It's all up to you.

KEY TO NOTATIONS
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BLUE type designates a specific Northern card, and BROWN type designates a specific Southern card.
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The following headings outline the actions in each Scenario.
  • MAP CARDS IN PLAY
  • OCCUPIED CITIES
  • HAND (AFTER STEP 2)
  • SUPPLY (AFTER STEP 2)
  • EASTERN THEATER
  • WESTERN THEATER
  • CARDS IN CADRE
  • DEAD PILE
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    An accompanying photo shows the game from each player's point of view.
    HISTORICAL SCENARIOS
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    SHILOH
    Grant vs. A.S. Johnston.
    FREDERICKSBURG
    Not yet complete. Check back in a week or so.
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    2ND MANASSAS
    The Second Battle of Bull Run in the North.
    CHANCELLORSVILLE
    We'll be ready with this one in about two weeks.
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    SHARPSBURG
    Antietam to the Yankees.
    GETTYSBURG
    The highwater-mark of the Confederacy.
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     FREDERICKSBURG ~ USA
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    USA MAP CARDS IN PLAY
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    USA OCCUPIED CITIES 
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    Blue vs Gray - Fredericksburg Scenario
    HAND (AFTER STEP 2)
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    SUPPLY (AFTER STEP 2)
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    EASTERN THEATER
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  • WESTERN THEATER
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    CARDS IN CADRE
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    DEAD PILE
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  •  FREDERICKSBURG ~ CSA
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    CSA MAP CARDS IN PLAY
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    CSA OCCUPIED CITIES 
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    Blue vs Gray - Fredericksburg Scenario
    HAND (AFTER STEP 2)
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    SUPPLY (AFTER STEP 2)
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    EASTERN THEATER
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  • WESTERN THEATER
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  • CARDS IN CADRE
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  • DEAD PILE
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  •  LET THE BATTLE OF
    FREDERICKSBURG COMMENCE

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    Copyright 1999 Q.E.D. Games, Inc. All rights reserved.  BLUE vs GRAY: THE CIVIL WAR CARD GAME and the term ENIGMA are TM Evan Jones.