Sunday, 10 May 2015

Battle of Black's Hill (4)

Matter are progressing.

The British are pushing forward on their right, with the 71st forcing a continental regiment to run away (despite the 33rd not yet coming up in support).

Here is a close-up of the 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) engaging with more continentals. This remains a stalemate as the fence allowed the rebels to ignore an otherwise decisive "retreat" result.

Over on the rebel left, the Volunteers of Ireland are regrouping while the fresh Royal North Carolina loyalists conducted a frontal assault on the redoubt. The RNC took predictably heavy casualties from musketry and cannister and we'll have to see if they can hang on in there. Frankly I think the charge was probably over-ambitious. The light infantry battalion are still working around the flank and the jagers are holding the central woods.

Here is a view of the redoubt from behind rebel lines. The militia are still in place but the morale of the continentals is being worn down.

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