1861

The Tennessee State Legislature has convened in secret session. Rumors say they have adopted a secession ordinance, which they will announce after an attack on Washington that is expected to take place on May 4.

1863

Gen. Streight’s force is routed at the Battle of Day’s Gap; Forrest takes Streight prisoner and sends him to Libby Prison. Streight will eventually escape by tunneling out from his barracks and will return to his own lines. Confederate deserters who come across to the Union lines near Murfreesboro speak of fighting on limited food rations – although they have sufficient flour and meal, they get only a quarter ration of bacon.

> Soldier’s sister learns of her brother’s death at Stones River, 18th OVI soldier

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