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Bolger Glade is the site of a famous Civil War battlefield in Red Dead Redemption 2 in the Scarlett Meadows region of the Lemoyne territory.

Background

It lies east of Braithwaite Manor near the southeast corner of Scarlett Meadows. The site is strewn with dilapidated breastworks, broken-down cannons, and various other debris from the battle. While the glade is marked on the players map, the point of interest is the cannons abandoned in the middle of the battlefield.

According to the Saint Denis Times, the engagement was known as the Battle of Scarlett Meadows and took place in 1864. Among the battle's (fictional) Confederate leaders was General Quincy T. Harris, whom the newspaper describes as a courageous and heroic commander.

Notes

  • To the northwest near the road is a ruined house. Within its fireplace is the Cigarette Card for the Bloodhound.
  • To the northeast, near the road, is an artillery caisson leaning against a tree. In between the wheels is a lockbox. It contains Guarma Rum and express Rifle Cartridges.
  • The Landmarks Of Riches fourth map can be found inside the tree near a broken cannon.
  • Due east of the Glade lies an abandoned church. On the upper landing, which requires sprinting and jumping, is a bird's nest containing the Cigarette Card for the Steam Locomotive - 1814 - George Stephenson. Also on a wall on the upper landing is Aged Pirate Rum.
  • Beneath the collapsed wall in the church is a lockbox containing a large jewelry bag.
  • Southeast of the church, the Legendary Giaguaro Panther can be hunted, but only after completing the Rank 9 Master Hunter challenge.
  • To the south along the shore of the Lannahechee River and slightly east, a wrecked boat can be found stuck inside a dead tree. Within is Aged Pirate Rum.
  • Mainly to the east and southeast of the Glade, Night Scented Orchids can be gathered.

Trivia

  • There were more than twenty-five actual major battles fought in Louisiana during the Civil War. The Battle of Scarlett Meadows appears to be based primarily on the actual River Campaign, which was a series of Union army maneuvers directed into Louisiana during the spring of 1864. Confederate forces suffered heavy casualties but managed to repel the offensive.
  • The battlefield suggests that the battle was fought with trench warfare, similarly to World War One. The real-life American Civil War did feature some trench warfare, making this realistic.
  • On stormy nights, sounds of the battle can be heard that reveal what actually happened at the Battle of Scarlett Meadows, showing that General Harris forced his men to fight a losing battle then escaped secretly.[1] He fought the battle to disprove accusations of cowardice levied at him by other generals as mentioned in a letter found at Martha's Swain. The later glorification of Harris is accurate to how Lost Cause revisionism changed and ignored aspects of Confederate figures to make them heroes after the war. A notable tendency was to blame inferiors for the incompetence of generals, such as James Longstreet being blamed for Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg despite Robert E. Lee ordering the disastrous attack.

The battlefield whispers

General Harris! General Harris, the Major requested an answer sir! General Harris, please sir!
Unknown
General Harris, sir, is everything alright, sir?
Unknown
The men, they must attack. Tell the Major the men must attack.
General Quincy Harris
With all due respect, sir. Major was quite insistent, the weather is tempestuous. This rain isn't letting up. They need reinforcements to defend their position. Attacking is quite out of the question, it'll be pointless, sir.
Unknown
My orders, sir, are quite clear. Tell the Major to attack or face a court martial.
General Harris
Very good General.
Unknown
Runner, I need a goddamn runner! Get me a goddamn runner! Take this note to Major Wilkinson. You're gonna attack at once. At once goddammit!
General Harris
General Harris, sir! Major Wilkinson and his men have been annihilated.
Unknown
Thank you soldier.
General Harris
Major Smith is asking for permission to retreat to higher ground, sir.
Unknown
Higher ground? Nonsense! He is to attack within the hour.
General Harris
Yes sir! very good, general.
Unknown
General, Major Smith and his men are dead.
Unknown
All of them?
General Harris
I believe so. It's hard to tell, sir. Captain Fisher is attempting to secure the farmhouse.
Unknown
Captain Fisher, why are you not with your men?
General Harris
My men are mostly dead, sir. The cannons, their artillery is destroying us, sir. We need to retreat immediately.
Captain Fisher
I disagree. I need your men to hold their position. To the last man, if necessary. Is that clear?
General Harris
Very clear, sir. Aye aye sir.
Captain Fisher
Prepare my horse, soldier. We must escape before the Yankees cut off the roads.
General Harris
Is this the general retreat, sir?
Unknown
No! This is... This is... We must move my command post back significantly. No one is to retreat! Is that clear?
General Harris
Yes sir!
Unknown

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References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLDzQDtzUZE
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