Attention had shifted from Virginia and the Mississippi River to eastern Tennessee and Charleston. The besieged Federals in Chattanooga were now receiving supplies that they would use to attempt breaking out of the city. The Federal blockade was becoming more constrictive to the southern economy, as blockade runners were frequently captured by Federal ships.
Fort Sumter came under heavy bombardment once more, and southerners worried that the loss of Charleston would destroy the Confederacy. President Abraham Lincoln delivered an historic address at the dedication of a national cemetery. Federals threatened eastern Texas once more. Knoxville fell under Confederate siege, and the long awaited battle for Chattanooga took place.
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