A remarkable plan to save the Federal army under siege in Chattanooga is set in motion.
President Abraham Lincoln writes an irate message to Ambrose E. Burnside after Burnside’s repeated inability to reinforce William S. Rosecrans’s Federal army under siege in Chattanooga.
Russian warships dock at New York to begin a goodwill tour, during which U.S. officials hope to persuade the Russians to keep Britain and France from recognizing Confederate independence.
William S. Rosecrans’s Federal Army of the Cumberland continues building defenses in Chattanooga while Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee begins laying siege.
The Federal Army of the Cumberland completes its retreat into Chattanooga after its disastrous defeat at Chickamauga, and the Confederate Army of Tennessee cautiously pursues.
Confederates learn the extent of their victory at Chickamauga but squander precious time while the Federals escape into Chattanooga.