Troops from the Federal Army of the Potomac arrive at Bridgeport, Alabama, to reinforce the Federals trapped in Chattanooga, while dissension grows within the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
Robert E. Lee begins planning to attack after receiving confirmation that George G. Meade’s Federal Army of the Potomac has been weakened.
Federal troops from the Army of the Potomac begin heading west in a remarkable display of logistics, while the Federal high command looks to possibly change the command structure in the Army of the Cumberland.
George G. Meade plans to advance against Robert E. Lee’s weakened Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, but only as part of a probing action.
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.
As William S. Rosecrans’s Federals close in on Chattanooga, participants at the high-level conference in Richmond decide to maintain the status quo in Virginia while reinforcing Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee.