Union forces mounted an operation against Confederate positions near Dalton, Georgia, while Braxton Brag was appointed military advisor to Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant was nominated to the new position of lieutenant general. In Georgia, the infamous Confederate prison … Full Post
Union forces under Ulysses Grant break the siege of Chattanooga, while Confederates under James Longstreet fail in their effort to capture Knoxville. In the east, the Army of the Potomac begins its short-lived Mine Run offensive.
After receiving a petition from subordinates asking for Braxton Bragg’s removal from command, Jefferson Davis travels to Bragg’s post near Chattanooga to assess the situation.
Following the defeat at Chickamauga, Union forces retreat to Chattanooga where the Confederates begin to try to starve them into submission.