December 11

C.S. President Jefferson Davis visits Army of Tennessee in Murfreesboro. Skirmishes occur at LaVergne and near Nashville. Meanwhile, Nathan Bedford Forrest leaves Columbia, Tennessee in an attempt to disrupt Ulysses S. Grant’s line of communication in the advance on Vicksburg.

Skirmish 7 miles south of Brentwood, BG David S. Stanley in command for Federals.

December 11-12

Skirmishes at Franklin and on Wilson Creek Pike.  Federals re-take control of Franklin.