Don Carlos Buell’s Federal army secures Louisville, Kentucky, from Confederate capture, but the Lincoln administration receives several reports critical of Buell’s leadership.
Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army enters Kentucky as thousands of men volunteers to stop the Confederates from crossing the Ohio River and invading the North.
The Confederate incursion into Kentucky continues, with Edmund Kirby Smith’s forces taking Lexington and the state capital of Frankfort.
Edmund Kirby Smith begins the Confederate incursion into Kentucky as the political turmoil in that state continues.
Braxton Bragg’s Confederates reach Chattanooga, Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederates prepare to move into Kentucky, and the Federal high command expresses dissatisfaction with Don Carlos Buell’s lack of action.
Braxton Bragg mobilizes his Confederate army to move from Tupelo to Chattanooga and ultimately join forces with Confederates in east Tennessee.