President Jefferson Davis holds meetings with the top officers in the Army of Tennessee to try resolving the deep dissension among them.
Leading elements of the Federal Army of the Ohio enter Knoxville, the key city of eastern Tennessee. This cuts Virginia’s direct railroad line to the west.
Federal artillery opens fire on Chattanooga, as William S. Rosecrans tries enveloping the vital railroad city.
Ambrose Burnside finally puts his Federal Army of the Ohio in motion in an effort to capture Knoxville in eastern Tennessee.
William S. Rosecrans’s Federal Army of the Cumberland finally begins moving out of Tullahoma to capture the vital railroad city of Chattanooga.
William S. Rosecrans prepares his Federal Army of the Cumberland to advance on Chattanooga as his superiors continue pressing him to move faster. Meanwhile, Braxton Bragg proposes a concentration of Confederate armies in the Western Theater.