Henry W. Halleck returns his “Grand Army” to three separate armies, with the main objective to be a campaign to seize the key railroad town of Chattanooga.
Both Federals and Confederates claim victory after a terrible two-day battle, while the shock of such enormous human loss starts to sink in.
Reinforced Federals launch a counterattack in southwestern Tennessee, and one of the most horrific battles of the war comes to an end.
The most terrible battle of the war to-date begins as the Confederate Army of Mississippi swarms upon unsuspecting Federals in southwestern Tennessee.
The Confederate Army of Mississippi advances into southwestern Tennessee to confront Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals, who remain largely unaware of the enemy’s approach.
Federal advance deep into western Tennessee this month as Confederates gather in northern Mississippi to counterattack.