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Volume 30, Chapter 42. Operations in Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Alabama, and North Georgia.   August 11-October 19, 1863

Aug 10-22, 1863 - Raid on the Mississippi Central Railroad from the Big Black River, Miss., to Memphis, Tenn., with skirmishes at Payne's Plantation, near Grenada, Miss. (18th); at Panola, Miss. (20th), and at the Coldwater, Miss. (21st).

Aug 10-26, 1863 - The Thirteenth Army Corps transferred from Vicksburg, Miss., to Carrollton, La.

Aug 12, 1863 - The First Division, Ninth Army Corps, arrives from Vicksburg, at Covington, Ky. Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Miss.

Aug 12-23, 1863 - Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Grenada, Miss., with skirmishes at Craven's Plantation, Miss. (14th), and Grenada, Miss. (17th).

Aug 13, 1863 - Skirmish at Jacinto, Miss.

Aug 16, 1863 - Skirmish near Corinth, Miss.

Aug 16-20, 1863 - Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Hernando, Miss., with skirmish (17th) near Panola, Miss.

Aug 16-Sept. 22, 1863 - The Chickamauga Campaign. (See below)

Aug 16-Oct. 19, 1863 - The East Tennessee Campaign.

Aug 19, 1863 - Skirmish at Weems' Springs, Tenn.

Aug 20-Sept. 2, 1863 - Expedition from Vicksburg, Miss., to Monroe, La.

Aug 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Mount Pleasant, Miss. Skirmish near Vicksburg, Miss.

Sep 1-7, 1863 - Expedition from Natchez, Miss., to Harrisonburg, La.

Sep 1-10, 1863 - Expeditions from Paducah, Ky., and Union City, Tenn., to Conyersville, Tenn., and skirmish September 5.

Sep 7, 1863 - Skirmish at Holly Springs, Miss. Skirmish near Jacinto (or Glendale), Miss.

Sep 11, 1863 - Skirmish at Baldwin's Ferry, Big Black River, Miss.

Sep 11-16, 1863 - Expedition from Corinth, Miss., to Henderson, Tenn., with skirmishes at Clark's Creek Church (13th) and near Henderson (14th). Expedition from La Grange to Toone's Station, Tenn., with skirmish (16th) at Montezuma.

Sep 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 Tennessee River. Skirmish at Paris, Tenn.

Sep 18, 1863 - Affair near Fort Donelson, Tenn.

Sep 19, 1863 - Skirmish at Como, Tenn.

Sep 19-25, 1863 - Expedition from Fort Pillow to Jackson, Tenn.

Sep 20-30, 1863 - Expedition from Paducah, Ky., to McLemoresville, Tenn.

Sep 22-30, 1863 - The First, Second, and Fourth Divisions of the Fifteenth Army Corps start en route from Vicksburg, Miss., to Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sep 23, 1863 - Skirmishes at Summertown and Lookout Mountain, Tenn.

Sep 23-26, 1863 - Skirmishes in front of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sep 24-Oct. 3, 1863 - The Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps transferred from the Army of the Potomac to the Army of the Cumberland.

Sep 26, 1863 - Skirmish near Winchester, Tenn. Skirmish at Hunt's Mill, near Larkinsville, Ala.

Sep 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Locke's Mill, near Moscow, Tenn.

Sep 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 (September 29). Expedition from Corinth, Miss., into West Tennessee, with skirmish at Swallow Bluffs, Tenn. (September 30).

Sep 28, 1863 - Skirmish at Buell's Ford, Tenn.

Sep 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Friendship Church, Tenn.

Sep 30-Oct. 17, 1863 - Wheeler and Roddey's raid on Rosecrans' communications.

Oct 2, 1863 - Skirmish near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Oct 3, 1863 - Skirmish at Forked Deer Creek, Miss. Skirmish at Bear Creek, Tenn.

Oct 4-17, 1863 - Chalmers' raid in West Tennessee and North Mississippi.

Oct 5, 1863 - The Second Division, Seventeenth Army Corps, starts en route from Memphis to Chattanooga, Tenn.

Oct 8, 1863 - Skirmish near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Oct 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Elk River, Tenn.

Oct 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.

Oct 10-11, 1863 - Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Hernando, Miss., with skirmish (11th) near Hernando.

Oct 10-14, 1863 - Expedition from Gallatin to Carthage, Tenn., with skirmish (10th) near Hartsville.

Oct 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).

Oct 16, 1863 - The Military Division of the Mississippi (consisting of the Departments 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.

Oct 17, 1863 - Skirmish near Satartia, Miss.

Oct 18, 1863 - Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Military Division of the Mississippi.

Oct 19, 1863 - Skirmish at Smith's Bridge, Miss.


AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 22, 1863 - The Chickamauga Campaign.

Aug 16-17, l863 - General advance of the Army of the Cumberland.

Aug 17, 1863 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek, near Sparta, Tenn.

Aug 21, 1863 - Skirmish at Maysville, Ala. Action at Shellmound, Tenn. Bombardment of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Aug 22-24, 1863 - Expedition from Tracy City, Tenn., to the Tennessee River.

Aug 24, 1863 - Skirmish at Gunter's Landing, near Port Deposit, Ala.

Aug 26-27, 1863 - Skirmishes at Harrison's Landing, Tenn.

Aug 28, 1863 - Skirmish at the Narrows, near Shellmound, Tenn.

Aug 28-31, l863 - Reconnaissance from Stevenson, Ala., to Trenton, Ga.

Aug 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Caperton's Ferry, Ala.

Aug 30-31, l863 - Reconnaissance from Shellmound toward Chattanooga, Tenn.

Aug 31, 1863 - Skirmish in Will's Valley, Ala.

Sep 1, 1863 - Skirmishes at Will's Creek and at Davis', Tap's, and Neal's Gaps, Ala.

Sep 3, 1863 - Skirmish near Alpine, Ga.

Sep 5, l863 - Reconnaissance from Winston's Gap into Broomtown Valley, Ala. Skirmish at Lebanon, Ala. Skirmish near Alpine, Ga. Destruction of salt-works at Rawlingsville, Ala.

Sep 6, 1863 - Skirmish at Stevens' Gap, Ga.

Sep 6-7, l863 - Skirmishes at Summerville, Ga.

Sep 7, l863 - Skirmish at Stevenson, Ala. Reconnaissance toward Chattanooga and skirmish in Lookout Valley, Tenn.

Sep 8, 1863 - Skirmish at Winston's Gap, Ala. Skirmish at Alpine, Ga.

Sep 9, l863 - Chattanooga, Tenn., occupied by the Union forces. Skirmish at Friar's Island, Tenn.

Sep 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Lookout Mountain, Ga.

Sep 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.

Sep 11, 1863 - Reconnaissance toward Rome, Ga. Skirmish near Blue Bird Gap, Ga. Skirmish at Davis' Cross-Roads (or Davis' House), near Dug Gap, Ga. Skirmish near Rossville, Ga. Skirmish near Ringgold, Ga.

Sep 11-13, 1863 - Skirmishes near Lee and Gordon's Mills, Ga.

Sep 12, 1863 - Skirmish at Alpine, Ga. Skirmish at Dirt Town, Ga. Skirmish near Leet's Tan-yard, or Rock Spring, Ga. Skirmish on the La Fayette road, near Chattooga River, Ga.

Sep 13, 1863 - Reconnaissance from Lee and Gordon's Mills toward La Fayette, Ga., and skirmish. Reconnaissance from Henderson's Gap, Ala., to La Fayette, Ga., and skirmish. Skirmish near Summerville, Ga.

Sep 14, 1863 - Skirmish near La Fayette, Ga.

Sep 15, 1863 - Skirmish at Trion Factory, Ga. Skirmish at Summerville, Ga.

Sep 15-18, 1863 - Skirmishes at Catlett's Gap, Pigeon Mountain, Ga.

Sep 16-18, 1863 - Skirmishes near Lee and Gordon's Mills, Ga.

Sep 17, 1863 - Reconnaissance from Rossville and skirmish at Ringgold, Ga. Skirmish at Neal's Gap, Ala. Skirmish at Owens' Ford, West Chickamauga Creek, Ga.

Sep 18, 1863 - Skirmishes at Pea Vine Ridge, Alexander's, and Reed's Bridges, Dyer's Ford, Spring Creek, and near Stevens' Gap, Ga.

Sep 19-20, 1863 - Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.

Sep 21, 1863 - Skirmishes at Rossville, Lookout Church, and Dry Valley, Ga.

Sep 21-22, 1863 - Army of the Cumberland retreats to Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sep 22, 1863 - Skirmishes at Missionary Ridge and Shallow Ford Gap, near Chattanooga, Tenn.


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