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OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA,
TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH ALABAMA AND
The Chickamauga Campaign (continued), the East Tennessee
Campaign, Wheeler and Roddey's Raid, etc.
Aug. 10-22, 1863.—Raid on the Mississippi Central Railroad from the Big Black
River, Miss., to Memphis, Tenn., with skirmishes at Payne's
and at the Coldwater, Miss. (21st).
Sept. 1-7, 1863.-Expedition from Natchez, Miss., to Harrisonburg, La.S
* Embraces the Confederate reports of the Chickamauga Campaign and the Union
Sept. 1-10, 1863.-Expeditions from Paducah, Ky., and Union City, Tenn., to Con.
yersville, Tenn., and skirmish September 5. 7, 1863.--Skirmish at Holly Springs, Miss.
Skirmish near Jacinto (or Glendale), Miss. 11, 1863.–Skirmish at Baldwin's Ferry, Big Black River, Miss. 11-16, 1863.- Expedition from Corinth, Miss., to Henderson, Tenn., with skir
mishes at Clark's Creek Church (13th) and near Henderson
(14th). Expedition from La Grange to Toone's Station, Tenn., with skir
mish (16th) at Montezuma. 13, 1863.—Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, commanding Army of the Tennessee,
ordered to send all his available forces to Corinth and Tuscumbia to support Major-General Rosecrans on the Tennes
Skirmish at Paris, Tenn.
19, 1863.–Skirmish at Como, Tenn.
Corps start en route from Vicksburg, Miss., to Chattanooga,
Tenn. 23, 1863.–Skirmishes at Summertown and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 23–26, 1863.-Skirmishes in front of Chattanooga, Tenn. 24-Oct. 3, 1863.—The Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps transferred from
the Army of the Potomac to the Army of the Cumberland.* 26, 1863.-Skirmish near Winchester, Tenn.
Skirmish at Hunt's Mill, near Larkinsville, Ala. 27, 1863.-Skirmish at Locke's Mill, near Moscow, Tenn. 27-Oct. 1, 1863.-Expedition from Messinger's Ford, Big Black River, to
Yazoo City, Miss., with skirmishes at Brownsville (September 28) and Moore's Ford, near Benton (Sep
tember 29). Expedition from Corinth, Miss., into West Tennessee,
with skirmish at Swallow Bluffs, Tenn. (September 30). 28, 1863.-Skirmish at Buell's Ford, Tenn. 29, 1863.-Skirmish at Friendship Church, Tenn. 30-Oct. 17, 1863.—Wheeler and Roddey's raid on Rosecrans' communica
tions. Oct. 2, 1863.–Skirmish near Chattanooga, Tenn. 3, 1863.-Skirmish at Forked Deer Creek, Miss.
Skirmish at Bear Creek, Tenn. 4-17, 1863.-Chalmers' raid in West Tennessee and North Mississippi. 5, 1863.—The Second Division, Seventeenth Army Corps, starts en route
from Memphis to Chattanooga, Tenn. 8, 1863.–Skirmish near Chattanooga, Tenn. 9, 1863.-Skirmish at Elk River, Tenn. 10, 1863.- Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, U. S. Army, assumes command of
the Fourth Army Corps, formed by the consolidation of the
Twentieth and Twenty-first Army Corps.
Skirmish at Ingraham's Plantation, near Port Gibson, Miss. 10-11, 1863.-Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Hernando, Miss., with skir
mish (11th) near Hernando. * For orders, correspondence, and reports relating to this movement, see Series I, Vol. XXIX, Part I, p. 146.
Oct. 10–14, 1863.—Expedition from Gallatin to Carthage, Tenn., with skirmish (10th)
near Hartsville. 14-20, 1863.-Expedition from Messinger's Ferry on the Big Black River,
toward Canton, Miss. Expeditions from Natchez and Fort Adams, Miss., to Red River,
La., with skirmish at Red River (14th). 16, 1863.-The Military Division of the Mississippi (consisting of the De
partments of the Cumberland, Ohio, and Tennessee) created, and Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant assigned to the command. Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas ordered to command the Department
of the Cumberland, vice Maj. Gen. W. S. Rosecrans, relieved.
Skirmish near Island No. 10, Tenn.
Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, U. S. Army, assumes command of the
Military Division of the Mississippi. 19, 1863.–Skirmish at Smith's Bridge, Miss.
AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.-The Chickamauga Campaign.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
Aug. 16–17, 1863.-General advance of the Army of the Cumberland.
17, 1863.-Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek, near Sparta, Tenn.
Action at Shellmound, Tenn.
Bombardment of Chattanooga, Tenn. 22–24, 1863.-Expedition from Tracy City, Tenn., to the Tennessee River.
24, 1863.-Skirmish at Gunter's Landing, near Port Deposit, Ala. 26–27, 1863.-Skirmishes at Harrison's Landing, Tenn.
28, 1863.-Skirmish at the Narrows, near Shellmound, Tenn. 28–31, 1863.–Reconnaissance from Stevenson, Ala., to Trenton, Ga.
29, 1863.-Skirmish at Caperton's Ferry, Ala. 30-31, 1863.—Reconnaissance from Shellmound toward Chattanooga, Tenn.
31, 1863.-Skirmish in Will's Valley, Ala. Sept. 1, 1863.-Skirmishes at Will's Creek and at Davis', Tap's, and Neal's Gaps,
Destruction of salt-works at Rawlingsville, Ala.
Reconnaissance toward Chattanooga and skirmish in' Lookout
Skirmish at Alpine, Ga.
Skirmish at Friar's Island, Tenn.
Sept. 9, 1863.--Skirmish at Lookout Mountain, Ga. 10, 1863.—Reconnaissance from Alpine toward Rome, La Fayette, and
Summerville, Ga., and skirmish at Summerville.
Skirmishes at Pea Vine Creek, and near Graysville, Ga.
Skirmish near Blue Bird Gap, Ga.
Skirmish near Ringgold, Ga.
Skirmish at Dirt Town, Ga.
Skirmish on the La Fayette road, near Chattooga River, Ga.
Ga., and skirmish.
Skirmish near Summerville, Ga. 14, 1863.—Skirmish near La Fayette, Ga. 15, 1863.-Skirmish at Trion Factory, Ga.
Skirmish at Summerville, Ga. 15-18, 1863.-Skirmishes at Catlett's Gap, Pigeon Mountain, Ga. 16–18, 1863.-Skirmishes near Lee and Gordon's Mills, Ga. 17, 1863.-Reconnaissance from Rossville and skirmish at Ringgold, Ga.
Skirmish at Neal's Gap, Ala.
Skirmish at Owens’ Ford, West Chickamauga Creek, Ga. 18, 1863.–Skirmishes at Pea Vine Ridge, Alexander's, and Reed's Bridges,
Dyer's Ford, Spring Creek, and near Stevens' Gap, Ga. 19-20, 1863.-Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.
21, 1863.–Skirmishes at Rossville, Lookout Church, and Dry Valley, Ga. 21-22, 1863.-Army of the Cumberland retreats to Chattanooga, Tenn. 22, 1863.-Skirmishes at Missionary Ridge and Shallow Ford Gap, near
THE CONFEDERATE ARMY.*
No. 235. --Organization of the Army of Tennessee, September 19-20.
* For reports of the Union Army, see Part I, pp. 28 et seq.