Events in Civil War (1863)

1863 - May, 2
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is Shot - On the night of May 2, 1863, during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Jackson rode out on a personal reconnaissance mission beyond his own lines. As he and his staff returned in the dark, they were mistakenly identified as Yankees and fired upon by Confederate pickets. Read more »
1863 - April, 30
Battle of Chancellorsville Begins - The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought in and around the town of Chancellorsville, Virginia, from April 30 to May 6, 1863. Read more »
1863 - March, 3
Congress enacts the Conscription Act Read more »
1863 - January, 26
General Joseph Hooker Named Commander of the Army of the Potomac
1863 - January, 11
Battle of Arkansas Post, Third Day
1863 - January, 10
Battle of Arkansas Post, Second Day
1863 - January, 9
Battle of Arkansas Post, First Day
1863 - January, 4
Confederate General Braxton Bragg begins withdrawing the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, ending the Stones River Campaign
1863 - January, 2
Battle of Stones River, Third Day
1863 - January, 1
Battle of Stones River, Second Day
1863 - January, 1
President Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

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