Events in Civil War (1863)

1863 - November, 27
John Hunt Morgan escapes from Ohio Penitentiary. Read more »
1863 - July, 26
Morgan's Surrender Read more »
1863 - July, 26
Battle of Salineville Read more »
1863 - July, 19
Battle of Buffington Island Read more »
1863 - July, 18
Morgan's Raiders blocked at Buffington Island. Read more »
1863 - July, 18
Morgan's Raiders are denied access to the Ohio River at Pomeroy, Ohio. Read more »
1863 - July, 14
Morgan's Raiders scatter across southwestern Ohio. Read more »
1863 - July, 13
Morgan's Raiders enter Ohio. Read more »
1863 - July, 12
Ohio Governor David Tod calls out the Ohio militia. Read more »
1863 - July, 8
Morgan's Raiders enter Indiana. - Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan led about 2,500 Confederate cavalrymen across the Ohio River into southern Indiana. Read more »
1863 - July, 3
Battle of Gettysburg, Third Day
1863 - July, 1
Battle of Gettysburg, First Day
1863 - June, 29
President Lincoln Issues "Birchard Letter" - On June 29, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a public letter to M. Birchard and eighteen other Ohio Democrats in which defended the administration's treatment of antiwar agitators. Read more »
1863 - May, 19
President Lincoln Commutes Clement Vallandigham's Prison Sentence - On May 19, 1863, President Lincoln commuted Clement Vallandigham's prison sentence and directed Ambrose Burnside to send Vallandigham to the headquarters of General Rosecrans, then in Tennessee, from where he was to be sent beyond Union lines into the area occupied by the Confederacy. Read more »
1863 - May, 10
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Dies - Doctor's had to amputate Jackson's left arm and he was evacuated to a local plantation where he developed pneumonia and died on May 10. Read more »
1863 - May, 7
Military Tribunal Finds Clement Vallandigham Guilty of Violating General Order Number 38 - On May 7, a military court found leading Peace Democrat Clement Vallandigham guilty of "uttering disloyal sentiments" and attempting to hinder the prosecution of the war, and sentenced him to 2 years' confinement in a military prison. Read more »
1863 - May, 6
Clement Vallandigham Goes on Trial for Violating General Order Number 38 - On May 5, 1863, a company of Union soldiers arrested Vallandigham at his home in Dayton and brought him to Cincinnati to stand trial for violating Union General Ambrose Burnside's General order Number 38. Read more »
1863 - May, 6
Battle of Chancellorsville Ends - The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought in and around the town of Chancellorsville, Virginia, from April 30 to May 6, 1863. Read more »
1863 - May, 5
Clement Vallandigham Arrested for Violating General Order Number 38 - On May 5, 1863, a company of Union soldiers arrested Vallandigham at his home in Dayton and brought him to Cincinnati to stand trial for violating Union General Ambrose Burnside's General order Number 38. Read more »
1863 - May, 3
Second Battle of Fredericksburg - The Second Battle of Fredericksburg, also known as the Second Battle of Marye's Heights, was fought on May 3, 1663, as a part of the battle of Chancellorsville. Read more »

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