May 10, 1862 – Confederates launched a surprise attack on the Mississippi River to keep the Federals from continuing downstream and capturing Fort Pillow and
April 8, 1862 – Federal army and navy forces captured a key stronghold on the Mississippi River. Major General John Pope, whose Army of the
April 4, 1862 – Major General John Pope prepared his Federal Army of the Mississippi to capture strategic Island No. 10 on the Mississippi River
March 25, 1862 – Federals advanced deep into western Tennessee this month as Confederates gathered in northern Mississippi to counterattack. By this month, the Confederate
February 7, 1862 – Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant began planning to follow the victory at Fort Henry by capturing a much stronger Confederate fort.
February 6, 1862 – Federals captured a key point on the Tennessee River that opened a path to invade Tennessee. On the 5th, Brigadier General