What Happened on July 4, 1863

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
  • Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)

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General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Skirmish at Smithburg, TN
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Joseph Revere, US grandson of Paul Revere/Union brig-gen, dies