What Happened in Mar 1863

  • Lincoln Signs An Act Creating The Idaho Territory

    On March 4, 1863, President Lincoln signed an act creating Idaho Territory. (While the bill was passed on March 3, the enrolled bill was not signed... Read more

  • Battle of Thompson's Station

    Description: In a period of relative inactivity following the Battle of Stones River, a reinforced Union infantry brigade, under Col. John Coburn,... Read more

  • Ex Parte Milligan

    Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (1866), was a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that the application of military tribunals to citizens when... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Anderson

    Description: Lt. Gen. James Longstreet took charge of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina on February 25 and initiated his Tidewater... Read more

  • Battle at Kelly's Ford

    Description: Kelly’s Ford was one of the early larger scale cavalry fights in Virginia that set the stage for Brandy Station and cavalry actions of... Read more

  • Battle of Vaught's Hill

    Description: During the inactivity following the Battle of Stones River, a Union brigade-sized reconnaissance force, under Col. Albert S. Hall,... Read more

  • Battle of Brentwood

    Description: Union Lt. Col. Edward Bloodgood held Brentwood, a station on the Nashville & Decatur Railroad, with 400 men on the morning of March... Read more

  • Battle of Washington, NC

    Description: While Longstreet operated against Suffolk, D.H. Hill’s column moved against the Federal garrison of Washington, North Carolina. By... Read more