As Henry W. Halleck prepares to go to Washington to become general-in-chief, he reorganizes the armies within his Department of the Mississippi.
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Time to Strike at Middle Tennessee
As Federal forces close in on Chattanooga, Edmund Kirby Smith reveals a daring plan for a Confederate counteroffensive.
Morgan is Devastating with Fire and Sword
John Hunt Morgan leads 867 Confederate partisans on a raid into Kentucky to harass the supply line for the Federal Army of the Ohio.
The Western Army Separation
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.
It Is Better to Retreat Than Fight
Henry W. Halleck combines three Federal armies in southwestern Tennessee to start a methodical advance on the vital railroad town of Corinth, Mississippi.
The Battle of Shiloh: Aftermath
Both Federals and Confederates claim victory after a terrible two-day battle, while the shock of such enormous human loss starts to sink in.