1861

From William L.B. Lawrence Diary: “The Secession Flag now waves in triumph from our State Capitol, it was hoisted today amid much enthusiasm. Farmers are cutting wheat and rye.”

1862

General Braxton Bragg replaces Beauregard in command of the C.S. Army of Tennessee.

1863

Affair at Wartburg. Gen. Bragg has amassed 18 brigades of infantry and cavalry, estimated at 40,000 men, reportedly in preparation of an invasion of Kentucky in cooperation with Buckner, whose troops are currently in Knoxville.

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