What Happened on May 1, 1863

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)
  • Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi
  • Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars & Bars"
  • Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29