1863 in History – What happened in year 1863

In history, year 1863 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1863.

Know what happened in 1863:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 MayRosalía de Castro published Cantares gallegos, a collection ofher poetry, the first book in the Galician language.
18 MayAmerican Civil War-General Ulysses S. Grant led his Army ofthe Tennessee across the Big Black River in preparation for the Siege ofVicksburg.
19 March American Civil War-On her maiden voyage from Scotland, where she was built, the Confederate States Navy steamer Georgiana, reputed to be one of the most powerful in the fleet, was damaged and sunk in the Charleston, South Carolina, harbor.
22 MayAmerican Civil War-Union forces began to lay siege to theConfederate-controlled town of Port Hudson, Louisiana.
24 November American Civil War-As part of the Chattanooga Campaign inChattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces captured Lookout Mountain, helpingthem to begin breaking the Confederate siege of the city.
19 NovemberAmerican Civil War-U.S. President Abraham Lincoln deliveredthe Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' NationalCemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
24 NovemberAmerican Civil War-As part of the Chattanooga Campaign inChattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces captured Lookout Mountain, helpingthem to begin breaking the Confederate siege of the city.
14 OctoberAmerican Civil War-In the Battle of Bristoe Station, theUnion II Corps was able to surprise and repel the Confederate attackon the Union rear guard, resulting in a Union victory.
29 OctoberAmerican Civil War-The Battle of Wauhatchie, one of the fewnight battles of the war, concluded with the Union Army opening a supplyline to troops in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
30 OctoberSeventeen-year-old Danish Prince Vilhelm arrived in Athens tobecome George I (pictured), King of Greece.
19 SeptemberThe Battle of Chickamauga began in northwestern Georgia andwould end in the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater ofthe American Civil War.
16 AugustAfter Spain had annexed the Dominican Republic, rebels raisedthe Dominican flag in Santiago de los Caballeros to begin the War ofRestoration.
03 JulyPickett's Charge, a futile Confederate infantry assault againstUnion Army positions, occurred during the final and bloodiest day offighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, marking a turning point in theAmerican Civil War.
13 JulyThree days of rioting began in New York City by opponents ofnew laws passed by the United States Congress to draft men to fight inthe ongoing American Civil War.
18 JulyAmerican Civil War-Led by Union Army Colonel Robert GouldShaw, the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the firstformal African American military unit, spearheaded an assault on FortWagner near Charleston, South Carolina.
09 JuneAmerican Civil War-In the largest cavalry engagement in U.S.history, Union and Confederate forces fought to a draw in the Battle ofBrandy Station.
02 MayAmerican Civil War-Confederate general Stonewall Jackson waswounded by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville, leadingto his death by pneumonia eight days later.
17 MayRosalía de Castro published Cantares gallegos, a collection ofher poetry, the first book in the Galician language.
18 MayAmerican Civil War-General Ulysses S. Grant led his Army ofthe Tennessee across the Big Black River in preparation for the Siege ofVicksburg.
21 MayThe Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Protestant denominationdistinguished by its emphasis on the imminent second coming (Advent) ofJesus, was founded in Battle Creek, Michigan, US.
21 AprilAfter the Ottoman Empire exiled him from Baghdad,Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, began his twelve-daystay in the Garden of Ridván where he declared his mission as 'He whomGod shall make manifest'.
29 JanuaryIndian Wars in North America-The United States Army led byPatrick Edward Connor massacred Chief Bear Hunter and forces of theShoshone at the Bear River Massacre in present day Franklin County,Idaho.
10 January Service began on the Metropolitan Railway between Paddingtonand Farringdon Street, today the oldest segment of the LondonUnderground.
17 JulyThe New Zealand land wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.
25 NovemberAmerican Civil War-Confederate forces were defeated at the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, opening the door to the Union's invasion of the Deep South.
26 January American Civil War-After the disastrous result of the Battleof Fredericksburg and a failed offensive against Robert E. Lee, UnionArmy General Ambrose Burnside was relieved from command of the Army ofthe Potomac.
30 OctoberSeventeen-year-old Danish Prince Vilhelm arrived in Athens tobecome George I (pictured), King of Greece.
25 NovemberAmerican Civil War-Confederate forces were defeated at the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, opening the door to the Union's invasion of the Deep South.
29 OctoberAmerican Civil War-The Battle of Wauhatchie, one of the fewnight battles of the war, concluded with the Union Army opening a supplyline to troops in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
16 AugustAfter Spain had annexed the Dominican Republic, rebels raised the Dominican flag in Santiago de los Caballeros to begin the War of Restoration.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1863:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 OctoberPyotr Kozlov / Archaeologist / Russia
09 OctoberEdward Bok / Author / United States of America
10 JuneLouis Couperus / Poet / Netherlands
10 MayKaarle Krohn / Historian / Finland
11 NovemberPaul Signac / Painter / France
11 February John F. Fitzgerald / Politician / United States of America
12 JulyAlbert Calmette / Physician / France
14 March Casey Jones / Engineer / United States of America
15 DecemberArthur Dehon Little / Engineer / United States of America
17 AugustGene Stratton-Porter / Author / United States of America
17 MayLéon Gérin / Lawyer / Canada
18 JuneGeorge Essex Evans / Poet / United Kingdom
19 DecemberWallace Bryant / Archer / United States of America
21 JuneMax Wolf / Academic / Germany
21 SeptemberJohn Bunny / Actor / United States of America
22 JulyAlec Hearne / Cricketer / United Kingdom
25 March Simon Flexner / Physician / United States of America
27 March Henry Royce / Business Man / United Kingdom
27 February George Herbert Mead / Philosopher / United States of America
29 AprilMaria Teresia Ledóchowska / Nun / Austria

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1863:

YearName / Profession / Country
24 MarchSatyendra Prasanno Sinha / Lawyer / India
12 January Swami Vivekananda / Philosopher / India
24 MarchSatyendra Prasanno Sinha / Lawyer / India
12 JanuarySwami Vivekananda / Freedom Fighter / India
24 MarchSatyendra Prasanno Sinha / Lawyer / India
31 MayFrancis Younghusband / Captain / India

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