Ulysses S. Grant follows up his overwhelming Federal victory on the Big Black River by driving toward Vicksburg, the ultimate goal of his campaign.
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals rout Confederates under John C. Pemberton and send them fleeing into the defenses outside Vicksburg.
President Jefferson Davis continues his tour of the Western Theater, moving from Tennessee to his home state of Mississippi.
President Jefferson Davis plans to leave Richmond and inspect the Confederate military situation in Tennessee and Mississippi.
The two Confederate armies leave Kentucky, with one returning to eastern Tennessee and the other looking to threaten Middle Tennessee.
The Confederates end their unsuccessful Kentucky campaign, and Don Carlos Buell comes under harsh Federal scrutiny for not pursuing the withdrawing enemy aggressively enough.