Late April 1861
Two weeks have passed since I last wrote - and in that time several momentous events have occured. Most notable of course is the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumpter by South Carolina militiamen and artillery units.
While the fort surrendered without haste, its brief counterfire from its own artillery did some damage to our own forces, of which we have about 250 casualties to speak of.
Along with the fort we've managed to capture what few guns weren't destroyed in the bombardment, along with two carts of vital military supplies.
Further north at Norfolk this situation also occurs, but on a much vaster scale than at Fort Sumter. On our arrival at the naval base on the 9th we took 22 wagons of ammunition, and a further 160 wagons of general supplies - along with the sunken hull of the Merrimack.
Besides these military matters some industrialization has occured, though it is not as much as I had hoped for. The most impressive of our gains is at Camden in South Carolina where local industrialists have set up several workshops to produce supplies. (+11 General Supplies/Turn, +10 Ammunition/Turn, +4 War Supplies/Turn). Further south along the coast of Georgia just north of Jacksonville at the town of Brunswick we've also received word that a small ironworks has been set up. (+4 War Supplies/Turn) While small, these gains are somewhat impressive when you look at them, for of the critical war supplies I will produce this turn - full 18% is that of the two increases seen this turn.From left to right: Cash, Conscripts, War Supplies, General Supplies, and Ammunition.
We also had some new militia units form, most notably in Texas where two new regiments of cavalry were set up to protect the state, composed of about 1,200 men. Over in Richmond however, i've gotten command of several new brigadier generals shown below...
I'm going to send John B. Floyd over to Charlottesville near West Virginia - though I don't particularly want to use him as his two traits - Over Cautious and Dispirited Leader are not exactly stellar. Overwise, i'm sending Bushrod Johnson to Tennessee, Benjamin McCulloch to Texas, Gustavus Smith will stay at Richmond, Charles S. Winder will also go to Charlottesville, and Felix Zollicoffer will also go to Tennessee.
Now asides from that I don't exactly have much to do in regards to financial or industrial matters. I do however notice that I'm lacking enough war supplies to continue large industrial efforts in Georgia - so i'll move my efforts to North Carolina and Texas for the meantime.