Some 50,000 people attend a rally in President Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois, in support of Lincoln and his war policies.
President Abraham Lincoln rejects New York Governor Horatio Seymour’s request to suspend the military draft in his state.
Braxton Bragg and his Confederate army look to take back Middle Tennessee, while the Lincoln administration continues pressuring William S. Rosecrans to advance.
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal army is reduced following the capture of Vicksburg, despite Grant’s urgings that the next target should be Mobile.
Both the Federal Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia settle into position, as George G. Meade is dissuaded from attacking and Robert E. Lee submits his official report on the Battle of Gettysburg.
William S. Rosecrans prepares his Federal Army of the Cumberland to advance on Chattanooga as his superiors continue pressing him to move faster. Meanwhile, Braxton Bragg proposes a concentration of Confederate armies in the Western Theater.