Historical Events in April 1863

  • Apr 1 1st wartime conscription law in US goes into effect
  • Apr 2 Bread revolt in Richmond, Virginia
  • Apr 7 Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter
  • Apr 10 Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn
  • Apr 11 Battle of Suffolk, VA (Norfleet House)
  • Apr 12 -14] Gunboat battle at Bayou Teche Louisiana
  • Apr 13 Battle of Irish Bend, LA (Ft Bisland)
  • Apr 13 Hospital for Ruptured & Crippled in NY is 1st orthopedic hospital
  • Apr 14 William Bullock patents continuous-roll printing press
  • Apr 17 R Grierson's: La Grange, TN to Baton Rouge, LA
  • Apr 19 Union troops/fleet occupy For Huger, Virginia
  • Apr 21 Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, enters gardens of Rivden, near Baghdad. Makes the declaration of aha'u'llah during 12 days spent there
  • Apr 24 Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid)
  • Apr 27 Battle of Streight's raid: Tuscumbia to Cedar Bluff, AL
  • Apr 29 Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)

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Apr 30 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

  • Apr 30 Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.