Battle Plan of the First Significant Union Victory of the Civil War -- the Battle of Mill Springs.
Detailed color-lithographed map of the Civil War Battle of Mill Springs in Kentucky. The battle is also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek and the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads.
Major General George H. Thomas commanded the Union forces and after suffering early an early setback, he succeeded in routing the Confederate forces of General G. B. Crittenden. The Confederates halted their incursion into Kentucky and retreated to Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Although the battle was strategically important and was the first Union victory that could be so called, General Ulysses Grant's victories at Forts Henry and Donelson soon stole the spotlight.