Confederates strengthen their defense line across Kentucky, as William T. Sherman gives his Federal superiors a gloomy report of affairs in the state.
Confederates form a defense line across Kentucky while Federals open recruitment efforts, thereby ensuring that turmoil in the state will continue.
Jefferson Davis nominates five officers to become full generals in the Confederate Army.
Texas announces a state of war with the U.S., Federals in New Mexico brace for a Confederate invasion, and Confederates in Arkansas are authorized to aid the Missouri State Guard.
August 9, 1863 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis tried to regroup after the disastrous loss of the Mississippi River. Following the devastating surrenders of Vicksburg