Abraham Lincoln’s repeated requests for Federal forces to launch an invasion of eastern Tennessee continue to go unheeded, causing great frustration.
Abraham Lincoln tries to coordinate action in the Western Theater, but his generals are reluctant to comply.
The U.S. War Department issues General Orders No. 97, which authorizes a major military reorganization.
Maj. Robert Anderson begins looking for a more defensible position for his Federal garrison in Charleston Harbor, and South Carolina officials go to Washington to negotiate Anderson’s withdrawal from their state.
October 24, 1862 – Federal Major General Don Carlos Buell received orders to turn his command over to Major General William S. Rosecrans for his
October 11, 1862 – Confederate forces ended their unsuccessful Kentucky campaign, and Federal Major General Don Carlos Buell came under harsh scrutiny for not pursuing