September 2, 1863 – Leading elements of the Federal Army of the Ohio entered Knoxville, the key city of eastern Tennessee. This cut Virginia’s direct
October 11, 1862 – Confederate forces ended their unsuccessful Kentucky campaign, and Federal Major General Don Carlos Buell came under harsh scrutiny for not pursuing
January 19, 1862 – Federals and Confederates clashed to determine who would control the vital Cumberland Gap on the Confederacy’s fragile defensive line across Kentucky.
November 8, 1861 – Brigadier General William “Bull” Nelson’s Federals won a minor victory in eastern Kentucky but failed in their ultimate goal of destroying
October 6, 1861 – Military and political turmoil continued in Kentucky, both within and among the various opposing factions. Confederates continued building their defensive line