The Federal Army of the Cumberland is reinforced, but it becomes clear that its commander, William S. Rosecrans, is not up to the task of breaking his troops out of Chattanooga.
Troops from the Federal Army of the Potomac arrive at Bridgeport, Alabama, to reinforce the Federals trapped in Chattanooga, while dissension grows within the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
President Abraham Lincoln writes an irate message to Ambrose E. Burnside after Burnside’s repeated inability to reinforce William S. Rosecrans’s Federal army under siege in Chattanooga.
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.