Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 4, 1862. Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1862
Second phase of the Iuka–Corinth Campaign
Edward O. C. Ord and his family
Plan of the second Battle of Corinth
Edward Ord
Battle of Corinth, October 3, 1862
Grave of Edward Ord in Arlington National Cemetery
The defense of Battery Robinett
Confederate dead outside the parapet of Battery Robinett on October 5. Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas lies in the left background-his dead horse is to the right
Confederate dead lay gathered at the bottom of the parapet of Battery Robinett on October 5. Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas (left foreground) seized his colors to keep them from falling again and jumped a five-foot ditch, leaving his dying horse and assaulted the ramparts of the battery. When canister shot killed him, he was the fifth bearer of his colors to fall that day.
Battle of Corinth, October 4, 1862
<center>Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans</center>
Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
<center>Brig. Gen. David S. Stanley</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Davies</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. John McArthur</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. Earl van Dorn</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. Sterling Price</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Louis Hébert</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Dabney H. Maury</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell</center>

(Grant's second column approaching Iuka, commanded by Maj. Gen. Edward Ord, did not participate in the battle as planned.

- Second Battle of Corinth

Ord likewise missed the fighting at Corinth but engaged the Confederate forces in their retreat at the Battle of Hatchie's Bridge.

- Edward Ord
Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 4, 1862. Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1862

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The Siege of Vicksburg

Army of the Tennessee

Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River.

Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River.

The Siege of Vicksburg
Brigadier General Grant and staff, Cairo, October 1861
Battle of Fort Henry and the movements to Fort Donelson.
Shiloh: Crucible of the Army of the Tennessee
General Henry Wager Halleck
Grant's Operations against Vicksburg
Grant discussing the terms of the capitulation of Vicksburg with defeated Confederate General Pemberton
Major General Sherman, second commander of the Army of the Tennessee
Major General McPherson, third commander of the Army of the Tennessee
Sherman's March to the Sea
Sherman's Carolinas Campaign
General Sherman at war's end with Generals Howard, Logan, Hazen, Davis, Slocum, and Mower; Howard and Logan were the last two commanders of the Army of the Tennessee

It came to an end with victories led by General Rosecrans in the September Battle of Iuka and the more consequential October Battle of Corinth.

On June 18, essentially on grounds of insubordination, Grant replaced the ever-political McClernand in command of the XIII Corps with Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord.

William Rosecrans

American inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and U.S. Army officer.

American inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and U.S. Army officer.

Rosecrans's principal opponent, Gen. Braxton Bragg
A romantic image of Rosecrans at Murfreesboro, January 2, 1863
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood
Rosecrans in later life
Opening of Iuka-Corinth Campaign
Battle of Iuka
Second phase of the Iuka-Corinth Campaign
Battle of Corinth, October 3, 1862
Battle of Corinth, October 4, 1862
Movements and positions the night of December 30 to December 31.
December 31, 8:00 a.m.
December 31, 11:00 a.m.
January 2, 4:00 p.m.
Initial movements in the Chickamauga Campaign, August 15 – September 8, 1863
September 18 movements on the eve of the Battle of Chickamauga
Actions, morning of September 19
Actions, early afternoon of September 19
Actions, late afternoon to dark, September 19
Polk's Right Wing assaults, morning of September 20
Longstreet's Left Wing assaults, mid-day September 20
Defense of Horseshoe Ridge and Union retreat, afternoon and evening of September 20
U.S.A.T. Rosecrans at the foot of University Street next to U.S.A.T. Lawton
U.S.A.T. Rosecrans and Lawton docked at the foot of University St. in Seattle, preparing to transport U.S. troops to China, 1900
U.S.A.T. Rosecrans sailing for Nome. With Co's A and K 7th Reg. No. 1.
Sailing out of Seattle

In 1862 in the Western Theater, he won the battles of Iuka and Corinth while under the command of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

Grant sent Brig. Gen. Edward Ord with three Army of the Tennessee divisions (about 8,000 men) along the Memphis and Charleston Railroad to move upon Iuka from the northwest.

Second phase of the Iuka–Corinth Campaign

Battle of Hatchie's Bridge

Fought on October 5, 1862, in Hardeman County and McNairy County, Tennessee, as the final engagement of the Iuka–Corinth Campaign of the American Civil War.

Fought on October 5, 1862, in Hardeman County and McNairy County, Tennessee, as the final engagement of the Iuka–Corinth Campaign of the American Civil War.

Second phase of the Iuka–Corinth Campaign

Confederate Major General Earl Van Dorn's army successfully evaded capture by the Union Army, following his defeat at the Battle of Corinth.

Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, commanding a detachment of Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee, was, pursuant to orders, advancing on Corinth to assist Rosecrans.