Skirmish near Mt. Pleasant/Columbia.

Negley’s Federal force attacks 30 Reb guerillas in cornfield south of Franklin.


Skirmish on Stone’s River.


John Bell Hood replaces General Joseph Johnston as commander of the Army of Tennessee. Hood will be more aggressive in facing Sherman’s invasion, leading A series of damaging frontal assaults on the Union Army. However, his brash style proves ineffective, as it will cost him not only Atlanta (within six weeks), but also much of his army (in the Franklin-Nashville campaign in December). Much of his ineffectuality seems to stem from his unwillingness to abandon his original plans, even when all the evidence points to their failure.