Heated exchanges between Ulysses S. Grant and William S. Rosecrans ultimately give Rosecrans an opportunity for an independent command.
Ulysses S. Grant is given new Federal responsibilities, and a secret mission to capture Vicksburg is concocted.
Confederates retreating from Corinth hold firm against an unsupported Federal assault and escape to fight another day.
Confederates desperately attack the Federals defending Corinth, with each army missing key opportunities to destroy the other.
Confederates under Earl Van Dorn and Sterling Price lose the element of surprise and with it a golden opportunity to reclaim a key city in northern Mississippi.
Federal forces scramble to defend the vital city of Corinth after learning that Earl Van Dorn’s Confederates are about to attack.