JULY 7-DECEMBER 31, 1863
JULY 7. USG notified of his appointment as maj. gen. U. S. A. to date from the surrender of Vicksburg on July 4.
JULY 9. Port Hudson, La., surrendered to Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks in accordance with terms negotiated the day before. This effectively completed the opening of the Mississippi River.
JULY 11. USG ordered troops to occupy Natchez, Miss.
JULY 12. USG sent an expedition to Yazoo City, Miss.
JULY 13. Draft riots began in New York City.
JULY 13. U. S. troops occupied Natchez.
JULY 17. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, pursuing C. S. A. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, occupied Jackson, Miss., which Johnston had evacuated the day before.
JULY 17. U. S. cav. occupied Canton, Miss., destroying much railroad property.
JULY 26. C. S. A. Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan captured in Ohio.
JULY 30. Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck ordered USG to send an Army Corps to Banks. On Aug. 7, USG selected the 13th Army Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. E. O. C. Ord.
AUG. 1. USG and Banks conferred at Vicksburg about an attack on Mobile, Ala. To further this plan, USG asked permission to visit New Orleans.