Rievocazione della Battaglia di Five Forks

1 - 4 giugno 2000

96th Pennsylvania fanteria

Am 03.06.2000 fand auf dem Gelände of the US Artiglieria Kaserne in Babenhausen noch einmal die Schlacht von Five Forks statt. Auf Einladung of the Rhein-Neckar Military Historical Society hatten sich mehr als 350 Darsteller verschiedener Truppenteile des Amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs zum historischen Feldlager im Stadtwald von Babenhausen eingefunden. Gemeinsamer Anlass war of the 135. Jahrestag of the Schlacht von Five Forks, die sich am 01.04.1865 in of the Nähe of the befestigten Stadt Petersburg im amerikanischen Bundesstaat Virginia ereignete. Die Verteidigungsanlagen von Petersburg waren damals auf eine Länge von mehr als 80 km ausgedehnt worden, weil Unionstruppen unter General Grant immer wieder versucht hatten, die rechte flank of the Confederate Armee zu umfassen.

Nach einem gescheiterten Gegenangriff of the Confederate am 25. März 1865 stieß General Grant noch einmal mit einem fanteriakorps of the Union gegen die flank of the gegnerischen Linien vor. Gleichzeitig besetzte General Sheridan mit seinem cavalleria korps die Straßenkreuzung von Five Forks, von wo aus er die etwas weiter nördlich gelegene, strategisch wichtige Bahnlinie nach Petersburg unterbrechen konnte. General Lee schickte seine eigene cavalleria ed eine fanteriadivision unter General George Picket nach Five Forks, um diese Gefahr abzuwenden. Sheridan erhielt am 01. aprile ebenfalls Verstärkung durch eigene fanteria, mit deren Hilfe er Pickets Division schlug e größtenteils gefangen nahm. Starke Unionstruppen saßen nun hinter of the flank of the Confederate, e General Lee musste seine Linien weiter ausdünnen, um dieses Loch wenigstens provisorisch zu stopfen. Am 02. aprile befahl General Grant einen Generalangriff entlang of the gesamten Front. General Horation Wright fand mit seinem VI Korps die schwächste Stelle of the gegnerischen Verteidigungslinien e brach endlich durch. Noch am Abend ed in of the Nacht des 02. aprile nahm General Lee die Reste seiner Armee aus Petersburg e Richmond heraus e trat den Rückzug in Richtung North Carolina an.

Der Rückzug wurde schon am 09. aprile endgültig gestoppt, indem Phil Sheridan die zurückflutenden Confederate mit seiner cavalleria ed einem ganzen fanteriakorps überholte e sich dem Gegner in of the Nähe von Appomatox Court House einfach in den Weg stellte. Nach kurzen Vorpostengefechten schickte General Lee am selben Abend einen Kurier unter weißer Flagge ins Hauptquartier von General Grant. Die Kämpfe waren beendet.

Participating Units

  • Fanteria Nordista
    • US Sharpshooters
    • 96th Pennsylvania
    • 5th New York (Duryée Zouaves)
    • 62nd New York (Anderson's Zouaves)
  • 2nd US Cavalleria
  • Artiglieria Nordista
  • US Corps of Engineers
  • Fanteria Confederata
    • CS Sharpshooters
    • 2nd South Carolina Rifles
    • 5th Virginia
  • 7th Georgia Cavalleria
  • Artiglieria Confederata

The Camp at Babenhausen, Germania

Cavalry melee con sabres drawn

Cavalry melee con sabres drawn

Cavalleria confederata at attention

Cavalleria confederata at attention

Cavalleria confederata resting

Cavalleria confederata resting

Cavalleria confederata con drawn sabres

Cavalleria confederata con drawn sabres

Cavalleria confederata rear view

Cavalleria confederata rear view

Cavalleria confederata marciando

Cavalleria confederata marciando

2. US Cavalleria, E Company guidon

2. US Cavalleria, E Company guidon

Ufficiali e cavalieri della 2nd US Cavalleria

Ufficiali e cavalieri della 2nd US Cavalleria

Ufficiali e cavalieri della 2nd US Cavalleria

Ufficiali e cavalieri della 2nd US Cavalleria

2. US Cavalleria dismounted

2. US Cavalleria dismounted

2. US Cavalleria dismounted, rear view

2. US Cavalleria dismounted, rear view

Zuavi Nordisti in campo

Zuavi Nordisti in campo

Zuavi Nordisti at attention

Zuavi Nordisti at attention

Zuavi Nordisti, vista posteriore

Zuavi Nordisti, vista posteriore

Zuavi Nordisti, marciando

Zuavi Nordisti, marciando

Vivandiera dei Zuavi Nordisti

Vivandiera dei Zuavi Nordisti

Zuavi Nordisti, caricando

Zuavi Nordisti, caricando

Fanteria Nordista at attention

Fanteria Nordista at attention

Fanteria Nordista e Zuavi marciando

Fanteria Nordista e Zuavi marciando

US Sharpshooters marciando

US Sharpshooters marciando

96th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment marciando

96th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment marciando

Artiglieria Nordista con Landrover

Artiglieria Nordista con Landrover

Artiglieria Confederata di Staunton being manhandled

Artiglieria Confederata di Staunton being manhandled

Artiglieria Confederata di Washington being manhandled

Artiglieria Confederata di Washington being manhandled

Officer of the Artiglieria Confederata di Washington, rear view

Officer of the Artiglieria Confederata di Washington, rear view

Artiglieria Confederata di Lynchburg being manhandled

Artiglieria Confederata di Lynchburg being manhandled

Artiglieria Confederata column, being manhandled

Artiglieria Confederata column, being manhandled

Artiglieria Confederata guns ed avantreni in camp

Artiglieria Confederata guns ed avantreni in camp

Ufficiali della Artiglieria Confederata in the process of forming up

Ufficiali della Artiglieria Confederata in the process of forming up

Ufficiali della Artiglieria Confederata di Washington, rear view

Ufficiali della Artiglieria Confederata di Washington, rear view

Artiglieria Confederata at attention

Artiglieria Confederata at attention

Artiglieria Confederata »right face!«

Artiglieria Confederata »right face!«

Artiglieria Confederata »left face!«

Artiglieria Confederata »left face!«

Artiglieria Confederata »front!«

Artiglieria Confederata »front!«

Artiglieria Confederata »attention!«, rear view

Artiglieria Confederata »attention!«, rear view

Artiglieria Confederata »attention!«

Artiglieria Confederata »attention!«

Artiglieria Confederata Battle Flag

Artiglieria Confederata Battle Flag

Officer e First Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Washington

Officer e First Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Washington

First Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Washington

First Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Washington

Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Lynchburg

Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Lynchburg

Officer e Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Lynchburg

Officer e Sergeant of the Artiglieria Confederata di Lynchburg

Picket of fanteria e cavalleria confederata

Picket of fanteria e cavalleria confederata

Picket Confederato of the CS Sharpshooters

Picket Confederato of the CS Sharpshooters

Cucina da campo Confederata

Cucina da campo Confederata

Campo dei carthographical engineers confederati

Campo dei carthographical engineers confederati

Campfollower of the 5th Virginia Infantry

Campfollower of the 5th Virginia Infantry

Sharpshooter of the 2nd South Carolina Rifles

Sharpshooter of the 2nd South Carolina Rifles

7th Georgia Cavalleria (dismounted) after the battle

7th Georgia Cavalleria (dismounted) after the battle

Officer of the 7th Georgia Cavalleria washing up

Officer of the 7th Georgia Cavalleria washing up

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention, left flank

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention, left flank

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention, centre

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention, centre

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention, right flank

7th Georgia Cavalleria at attention, right flank

Another reenactment was held at the Babenhausen Kaserne on luglio 1st e 2nd of the same year.

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