Abraham Lincoln’s repeated requests for Federal forces to launch an invasion of eastern Tennessee continue to go unheeded, causing great frustration.
General-in-Chief George B. McClellan develops a plan of attack and defends his military secrecy to increasingly skeptical politicians and subordinates.
Abraham Lincoln addresses corruption in the War Department by appointing a new secretary determined to wage more aggressive war.
Desperate for action, Abraham Lincoln calls a meeting of the Army of the Potomac’s top brass without General-in-Chief George B. McClellan.
Abraham Lincoln tries to coordinate action in the Western Theater, but his generals are reluctant to comply.
Abraham Lincoln finally decides upon a course of action regarding Great Britain’s demands to release the Confederate envoys seized aboard the British steamer Trent.