What Happened in September 1863

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia
  • Sep 1 Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas
  • Sep 1 Rail & ferry connection between San Francisco & Oakland inaugurated
  • Sep 5 Bread revolt in Mobile, Alabama
  • Sep 6 -7] After 59 day siege Confederate troops vacate Fort Wagner SC (1700 casualties)
  • Sep 7 Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
  • Sep 8 -10] Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
  • Sep 8 Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces
  • Sep 8 Battle of Telford's Depot TN
  • Sep 9 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 10 Georges Bizet's opera "Les PĂȘcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • Sep 16 Robert College of Istanbul, Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
  • Sep 17 Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada
  • Sep 18 4th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 168 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 19 Battle of Chickamauga, GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat
  • Sep 20 Battle of Shepardstown VA
  • Sep 20 Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends
  • Sep 21 Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga
  • Sep 23 Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
  • Sep 27 Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas
  • Sep 29 Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Rodolfo Lenz, German/Chilian linguist (El Papiamento)
  • Sep 8 Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer
  • Sep 13 Arthur Henderson, Britain, socialist/disarmament worker (Nobel 1934)
  • Sep 15 Horatio William Parker, composer
  • Sep 18 Hermann Kutter, Swiss Christ-social theologist
  • Sep 21 John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
  • Sep 23 Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)
  • Sep 23 Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist
  • Sep 28 Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
  • Sep 29 Franz Zorell, German RC exegetist/lexicographer
  • Sep 29 Hugo Haase, German SPD-German parliament/revolutionary
  • Sep 30 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 6 Lucius March Walker, Confederate brig-general (in duel), dies at 33
  • Sep 17 Albartus Telting, Fries poet/2nd-Member of parliament, dies
  • Sep 17 Alfred Victor Comte de Vigny, poet, dies
  • Sep 19 Preston Smith, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 39
  • Sep 20 Benjamin Hardin Helm, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies at 33

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 20 Jacob Grimm, German philologist, folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales", dies at 78

Author Jacob Grimm
Author
Jacob Grimm