Don Carlos Buell receives orders to turn his Federal command over to William S. Rosecrans for his failure to stop the Confederates’ escape from Kentucky and his refusal to chase them into eastern Tennessee.
The Confederates end their unsuccessful Kentucky campaign, and Don Carlos Buell comes under harsh Federal scrutiny for not pursuing the withdrawing enemy aggressively enough.
The largest battle of the war in Kentucky ends in stalemate despite Don Carlos Buell’s Federals vastly outnumbering Braxton Bragg’s Confederates.
Don Carlos Buell’s Federal Army of the Ohio moves toward Perryville after Buell deceives Braxton Bragg’s Confederates into thinking they are heading for Frankfort.
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.