150 years ago today, May 24, 1863, seems to have been a slow day in the Civil War. That day both sides took a much needed pause. Although Vicksburg was currently under Union siege, no attacks were launched. Port Hudson in Mississippi was isolated from Confederate control, but the port was otherwise intact.
Under Rosecrans, the Union army in Tennessee cared for their sick and wounded and rested the troops; meanwhile the Confederates, under Bragg, dispersed to Sparta, Wartrace and Tullahoma.
The only aggressions happened in Austin, Mississippi. The town was burned by angry Union troops after their boat had been fired on.