Not so well known is another important conflict between Northern and Southern armies, the Tullahoma Campaign, fought over the same period in Middle Tennessee. As Lee was retreating from Gettysburg, the last shots were fired in the Tullahoma Campaign as Gen. Braxton Bragg withdrew his army from Tennessee. And yet a third Confederate defeat took place on July 4: Gen. John C. Pemberton surrendered his army at Vicksburg to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. July 4th, 1863, will prove to be one of the darkest days for the Confederacy.
|Gen. Robert E. Lee|
|Gen. Braxton Bragg|
|Gen. John C. Pemberton|
* To see an excellent animated map of the Battle of Gettysburg, visit the Civil War Trust webpage.
Sources: CWSAC Battle Summaries; The Army of Tennessee, Stanley F. Horn