Braxton Bragg’s Confederates reach Chattanooga, Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederates prepare to move into Kentucky, and the Federal high command expresses dissatisfaction with Don Carlos Buell’s lack of action.
Tag: Eastern Tennessee
A Deep-Seated Spirit of Rebellion
Confederate officials hang two men as part of an effort to stop Unionists from sabotaging the Confederacy by burning bridges in eastern Tennessee.
A Set of Aristocrats and Overbearing Tyrants
Tennessee voters approve secession from the Union, but eastern Tennessee remains defiantly Unionist.
The Death of John Hunt Morgan
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
Eastern Tennessee: Longstreet Wins and Foster Leaves
January 28, 1864 – The Federals looked to follow up their victory at Fair Gardens, while Major General Ulysses S. Grant looked to replace the
Eastern Tennessee: The Sevierville Engagement
January 26, 1864 – Federals and Confederates clashed for two days, resulting in minor victories for both sides in this forbidding region of eastern Tennessee.