Confederate President Jefferson Davis tries to regroup after the disastrous loss of the Mississippi River, which includes consoling John C. Pemberton for having surrendered his army at Vicksburg.
Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates abandon Jackson and central Mississippi as William T. Sherman’s superior Federal numbers close in on them.
William T. Sherman’s Federals approach the Mississippi capital of Jackson to confront General Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederate “Army of Relief.”
The Confederate soldiers and residents under siege in Vicksburg are on the verge of being starved into submission.
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals tighten their grip around Vicksburg as the starving Confederates under constant bombardment look for either relief or surrender.
The siege of Port Hudson continues to demoralize the Confederate defenders, while another Confederate army tries to break the siege by attacking Federal positions near New Orleans.