Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederate army confronts a small Federal force in the first full-scale battle of Smith’s incursion into Kentucky.
One Confederate army leaves Chattanooga and begins moving north toward Kentucky, while another is already in Kentucky and preparing for battle.
Edmund Kirby Smith begins the Confederate incursion into Kentucky as the political turmoil in that state continues.
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.
Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army arrives at Chattanooga, while the Federal high command scrambles to learn Bragg’s intentions.
Braxton Bragg mobilizes his Confederate army to move from Tupelo to Chattanooga and ultimately join forces with Confederates in east Tennessee.