Heated exchanges between Ulysses S. Grant and William S. Rosecrans ultimately give Rosecrans an opportunity for an independent command.
Confederates desperately attack the Federals defending Corinth, with each army missing key opportunities to destroy the other.
Confederates under Earl Van Dorn and Sterling Price lose the element of surprise and with it a golden opportunity to reclaim a key city in northern Mississippi.
Federal forces scramble to defend the vital city of Corinth after learning that Earl Van Dorn’s Confederates are about to attack.
Federal forces retake Iuka, Mississippi, following the recent battle there, and two Confederate armies join forces in an effort to retake the vital railroad city of Corinth.
Federal forces attack Confederates in northern Mississippi but cannot prevent them from escaping to join with another force.