While not entirely accurate, this approximates the way the battle of Gettysburg began.
Gettysburg was selected as a location for the fight by Robert E Lee because of the excellent road network there.
Lee's soldiers had raided many of the nearby towns and hoped to force Gettysburg to give them a warehouse full of shoes and boots. They were surprised by the presence of a Union cavalry company when they had only expected a few untrained militia. They did not know that nearly 100,000 Union soldiers were within one day of arriving at the scene.
The Battle of Gettysburg, I just read it in my history book.
The mongols were known for their vicious lighting fast attacks and for their mounted cavalry attacks and raiding cities.
The Battle of Gettysburg
Certainly Jefferson Davis had a good number of flaws, and with that said, he correctly assessed that a strong calvary should be developed for the Confederate army. As a soldier, Davis had served on the frontier as a dragoon, and some of his senior generals had served in the US cavalry. With the support of these generals, the South soon equalled the size of the Union calvary and exceeded it in effectiveness. The Confederate calvary developed a major role in raiding Union communications.
Cavalry General Earl Van Dorn led a raiding party into General US Grant's supply base in Holly Springs, Mississippi. The raid was a success and the base, commanded by Colonel R.C. Murphy was caught by surprise. Van Dorn's troops burned over over one million dollars worth of food, supplies and equipment.
The Vikings started raiding in the mid eighth century. They started by raiding british monasteries.
The Confederate Secretary of the Navy, Stephen Mallory sent James D. Bulloch to Europe in 1861 to buy or have built six propeller warships. part of Bulloch's success was the building of two Confederate raiding ships, the CSS Alabama and the CSS Florida.
Raiding was becoming less profitible, defence against raiding got better, so it just wasn't worth it.
Raiding Forces Series was created in 2010.
The Confederate had to build from scratch when the Union didn't. The Confederate Army was inferior in manpower and cannon. Equally significant, the Confederate Navy was decidedly weaker than the Union Navy in nearly all aspects. The one thing they had going is they got some of the best military minds from the Union. Robert E. Lee was a good example. Other than that they had to form an army, train them, get supply lines going, collect weapons,and do all the things required for a fighting force. The Confederate Army was notably better in use of terrain, overall tactics, raiding, use of cavalry, and use of mechanization (trains) to move men and materials. Confederate soldiers were on average much better marksmen than the Union soldiers especially early in the war.