1861 - Tennessee was officially admitted to the Confederacy.
1863 - Union General Ulysses S. Grant defeated Confederates under John C. Pemberton at Champion's Hill. The Rebels went back into Vicksburg and Grant continued his advance toward Jackson, Mississippi.
U.S. Civil War Quotes
"By some strange operation of magic I seem to have become the power of the land." - George McClellan spoke this self-appraisal shortly after he assumed command of the Union forces around Washington in 1861