The terrible battle in northwestern Georgia enters its second day and threatens to result in Federal disaster.
Confederate reinforcements head out from Virginia to reinforce Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee, while Bragg devises a plan to trap an isolated segment of the Federal Army of the Cumberland south of Chattanooga.
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.
Don Carlos Buell’s Federal army secures Louisville, Kentucky, from Confederate capture, but the Lincoln administration receives several reports critical of Buell’s leadership.
Don Carlos Buell looks to secure eastern Tennessee for the Federals, but weather and a lack of supplies hamper the mission.
Federals and Confederates clash over control of the vital Cumberland Gap on the Confederacy’s fragile defensive line across Kentucky.