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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 31, Part 1 (Knoxville and Lookout Mountain)
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CHAPTER XLIII.

OPERATION IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH ALABAMA, AND NORTH GEORGIA.

October 20-December 31, 1863.

PART I.*

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.+

October 20, 1863.-Maj. General George H. Thomas, U. S. Army, supersedes Maj. General William S. Rosecrans in command of the Army of the Cumberland.

Action at Philadelphia, Tennessee

Reconnaissance from Bridgeport toward Trenton, Ala.

Skirmish at Treadwell's Plantation, Miss.

Skirmish at Warm Springs, N. C.

20-29, 1863.-Operations on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

21, 1863.-Skirmish at Sulphur Springs, Tennessee

22, 1863.-Skirmish at New Madrid Bend, Tennessee

Skirmish at Brownsville, Miss.

Destruction of the steamer Mist on the Mississippi River.

Skirmish near Volney, Ky.

22-24, 1863.-Scout from Germantown, Tennessee, to Chulahoma, Miss.

23, 1863.-Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk, C. S. Army, transferred from the Army of Tennessee to the Army of Mississippi, vice Lieutenant General William J. Hardee, reassigned to the Army of Tennessee.

24, 1863.-Maj. General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Army of the Tennessee, vice Maj. General Ulysses S. Grant, commanding the Military Division of the Mississippi.

24-25, 1863.-Skirmishers at Tuscumbia, Ala.

24-Nov.10, 1863.-Expedition from Goodrich's Landing, La.,to Griffin's Landing and Catfish Point, Miss.

25-26, 1863.-Skirmishers at Philadephia, Tennessee

26, 1863.-Skirmish at Jones' Hill, Tennessee

Skirmish at Warm Springs, N. C.

Skirmish at Vincent's Cross-Road, near Bay Springs, Miss.

*Embraces the Union and Confederate reports of all operations October 20-December 31, 1863 (excepting the Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign, November 23-27), and the Union Correspondence, etc., October 20-31, 1863.

+Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this Summary, no circumstantial reports are on file. All such are designated in the Index.

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