The Confederates continue falling back on the Virginia Peninsula, as a detachment tries to bide time by challenging a Federal troop landing at the mouth of the York River.
Desperate for action, Abraham Lincoln calls a meeting of the Army of the Potomac’s top brass without General-in-Chief George B. McClellan.
April 7, 1864 – Major General Nathaniel P. Banks’s Federal Army of the Gulf veered away from the Red River, moving inadvertently toward Confederate forces
March 21, 1864 – Portions of the Federal and Confederate armies clashed in Louisiana as the Federals looked to move farther up the Red River
September 4, 1863 – Major General Ulysses S. Grant suffered a serious riding accident while witnesses claimed he was drunk. Grant headed down the Mississippi