What Happened in Apr 1863

  • First Battle of Charleston Harbor

    The First Battle of Charleston Harbor was an engagement near Charleston, South Carolina that took place April 7 1863, during the American Civil... Read more

  • First Battle of Franklin

    Description: The 1863 engagement at Franklin was a reconnaissance in force by Confederate cavalry leader Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn coupled with an... Read more

  • Siege of Suffolk

    The Siege of Suffolk was fought around Suffolk, Virginia, from April 11 to May 4, 1863, during the American Civil War. Background In 1863 Lt.... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Bisland

    Other Names: Battery Gregg, Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Fort Sumter Location: Charleston County Campaign: Operations against Defenses of... Read more

  • Battle of Irish Bend

    Other Names: Second Assault, Morris Island Location: City of Charleston Campaign: Operations against Defenses of Charleston... Read more

  • Battle of Suffolk

    Description: In cooperation with D.H. Hill’s advance on Washington, North Carolina, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet with Hood’s and Pickett’s divisions... Read more

  • Battle of Vermillion Bayou

    Other Names: None Location: Lafayette Parish Campaign: Operations in West Louisiana (1863) Date(s): April 17, 1863 Principal... Read more

  • Battle of Suffolk (Hill's Point)

    Other Names: Fort Huger, Hill’s Point Location: Suffolk Campaign: Longstreet’s Tidewater Operations (February-May 1863) Date(s): April... Read more

  • Battle of Cape Girardeau - General Marmaduke's Second Missouri Raid Brought to an End

    Description: Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke sought to strike Brig. Gen. John McNeil, with his combined force of about 2,000 men, at Bloomfield,... Read more

  • Battle of Grand Gulf

    The Battle of Grand Gulf was fought on April 29, 1863, during the American Civil War. In the Vicksburg Campaign of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant,... Read more

  • Battle of Snyder's Bluff

    Description: To insure that troops were not withdrawn to Grand Gulf to assist Confederates there, a combined Union army-navy force feigned an... Read more

  • Stoneman's 1863 Raid

    Strategy General George Stoneman Stoneman's Raid was a cavalry operation that preceded the start of the Battle of Chancellorsville in the... Read more

  • Battle of Day's Gap

    Description: Union Col. Abel D. Streight led a provisional brigade on a raid to cut the Western & Atlantic Railroad that supplied Gen. Braxton... Read more