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.
Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia hurries to get through the Blue Ridge, and George G. Meade’s Federal Army of the Potomac hurries to cut them off.
Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia begins withdrawing into Virginia as President Abraham Lincoln laments a missed opportunity.
Federal occupation forces complete the parole process at Vicksburg, establish medical relief, and regulate slave relations as news of the city’s capture reaches Washington.