Braxton Bragg’s Confederates reach Chattanooga, Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederates prepare to move into Kentucky, and the Federal high command expresses dissatisfaction with Don Carlos Buell’s lack of action.
Holding the Western Army in Check
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal army spends August scattered and unable to mount any offensive operations in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
Material Support and Effective Cooperation
Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army arrives at Chattanooga, while the Federal high command scrambles to learn Bragg’s intentions.
Confederates on the Move in the West
Braxton Bragg mobilizes his Confederate army to move from Tupelo to Chattanooga and ultimately join forces with Confederates in east Tennessee.
Reorganizing the Department of the Mississippi
As Henry W. Halleck prepares to go to Washington to become general-in-chief, he reorganizes the armies within his Department of the Mississippi.
I Will Have Every Man Put to the Sword
Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Confederate horsemen capture the key city of Murfreesboro as part of a raid to disrupt Federal communication and supply lines in Middle Tennessee.