Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal victory at Chattanooga opens Georgia to invasion and leads to a command change in the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals finally break the siege of Chattanooga and nearly break Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee in the process.
President Jefferson Davis learns that the top commanders in the Confederate Army of Tennessee no longer have confidence in Braxton Bragg as their leader.
Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederate army confronts a small Federal force in the first full-scale battle of Smith’s incursion into Kentucky.
March 13, 1865 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis signed a bill into law authorizing the recruitment of slaves into the Confederate armies. The bill had
November 30, 1864 – General John Bell Hood directed his Confederate Army of Tennessee to make a desperate frontal assault on strong Federal defenses south