Gunboat demonstrations on Fort Henry, the first challenges to the Fort as Union regiments from Illinois and Indiana begin to move into Kentucky. Word comes that General Grant is en route from Illinois. Confederate troops in Kentucky begin killing cattle in the ponds and watering places on the route of the Federal army in order to render the water unfit for drinking. [NYT, p. 1]


In Tennessee, General Bragg has been replaced by General Longstreet, whose army is now at Shelbyville. Forrest is attacking steamboats on the Cumberland River, and 2500 rebel troops are encamped near Savannah, Hardin County. Fighting is reported in Galveston, Texas, and on the Arkansas River.


Action near Dandridge.


General P.G.T. Beauregard assumes temporary command of the Army of Tennessee at Tupelo.