This scenario deals with the first major fighting during the Battle of Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864). On the first day of the battle, during his march through the Wilderness commander of Union V corps, Maj. Gen. Warren (Union player) discovered the advance of Confederate II Corps commanded by Lt. Gen. Ewell (Confederate player) against his right flank on the Orange Turnpike.
Warren deployed his corps for the battle on the edge of the Saunder's Field, one of the few openings in the dense woods. Warren wanted to wait for reinforcements from IX corps, but army commander Maj. Gen. Meade ordered him to attack. Two Union divisions commanded by generals Griffin and Wadsworth advanced against rebel divisions commanded by generals Johnson and Rodes. Despite initial success, rebels managed to repel the attack inflicting heavy casualties on the Federals.