What Happened on July 3, 1863

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Donaldsonville, LA
  • Battle of Gettysburg: Largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War

Famous Deaths

  • Alonzo Hersford Cushing, US Union lt, dies in battle at about 22
  • George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
  • Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate brigadier general Gettysburg/dies in battle at 46
  • Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], Santee Sioux indian chief, dies
  • Richard B. Garnett, Confederate Brigadier General, killed during Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg at 45
  • Richard Brooke Garnett, US Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 45
  • Samuel Kosciuzko Zook, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 40