Federal forces seize an important base to be used as a staging area for future operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Delegates to the Mississippi State Convention vote 84 to 15 in favor of seceding from the Union.
July 14, 1864 – Federal forces held off an assault from Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Confederate cavalry, but Forrest remained a major threat in
June 10, 1864 – Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest scored one of his greatest victories against the Federal effort to stop his Confederates from harassing
February 22, 1864 – Confederate horsemen caught up to withdrawing Federal cavalry and clashed in northern Mississippi. Brigadier General William Sooy Smith’s 7,000 Federals continued
February 21, 1864 – Brigadier General William Sooy Smith’s Federal cavalry troopers experienced trouble reaching the main Federal army in Mississippi due to opposition from