Congressman Thomas A. R. Nelson reports on a meeting with Lincoln:

“[I] had it from his own lips … that he was for peace, and would use every exertion in his power to maintain it …. He expressed a strong hope that, after a little time is allowed for reflection, [the Confederate states] will secede from the position they have taken …. [I was] well pleased with the President’s frankness.” [NYT, p. 2]


Confederate cavalry under Forrest, Wheeler, and Wharton, cross the Harpeth River six miles above Franklin and attack Union forces at Brentwood. Three hundred Union soldiers are taken captive. [NYT]


Skirmish at Brawley Forks.