A major battle begins near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, when Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee attacks the Federal army under William S. Rosecrans.
Drive Them Out of Their Nests!
Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee remains stationed at Murfreesboro, while the Federal high command pushes William S. Rosecrans to leave Nashville and force Bragg out of Middle Tennessee.
You Will Hear from Me in Another Quarter
Nathan Bedford Forrest receives orders to wreak havoc on Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal supply lines in western Tennessee.
Seeking Supremacy in Middle Tennessee
Braxton Bragg reorganizes his Confederate army in Middle Tennessee, and William S. Rosecrans plans to oppose him.
Grant v. Rosecrans
Heated exchanges between Ulysses S. Grant and William S. Rosecrans ultimately give Rosecrans an opportunity for an independent command.
Confederates Return to Tennessee
The two Confederate armies leave Kentucky, with one returning to eastern Tennessee and the other looking to threaten Middle Tennessee.