Tennessee voters approve secession from the Union, but eastern Tennessee remains defiantly Unionist.
September 4, 1864 – A Federal private ended the life of one of the Confederacy’s most legendary raiders. Since escaping from Ohio State Penitentiary last
January 28, 1864 – The Federals looked to follow up their victory at Fair Gardens, while Major General Ulysses S. Grant looked to replace the
January 26, 1864 – Federals and Confederates clashed for two days, resulting in minor victories for both sides in this forbidding region of eastern Tennessee.
January 17, 1864 – Federals and Confederates moved toward Dandridge to gather much-needed foodstuffs for the hungry troops in the bitter eastern Tennessee winter. The
January 15, 1864 – Lieutenant General James Longstreet mobilized his Confederate forces as both his men and the Federal troops languished in the harsh winter