Braxton Bragg’s Confederates squander an opportunity to destroy an isolated segment of the Federal Army of the Cumberland, but Bragg quickly sees another chance to attack before the Federals can concentrate their forces.
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.
The Confederate high command reorganizes the Trans-Mississippi Department in the hopes that the recent disasters might somehow be reversed.
John S. Marmaduke leads a Confederate force from Little Rock, Arkansas, to raid Federal supply depots in southwestern Missouri.
Following the Battle of Prairie Grove, Federals led by James G. Blunt begin a hard march through the Boston Mountains in an effort to conquer northwestern Arkansas.
Thomas C. Hindman’s Confederates attack Francis J. Herron’s Federals about 12 miles southwest of Fayetteville, Arkansas, sparking a confusing but brutal 12-hour battle.