Historical Events in December 1863

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Dec 3 Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Dec 4 Storm flood ravages Netherlands coastal provinces
  • Dec 8 2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, Chile

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Dec 8 Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Dec 14 Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tennessee
  • Dec 15 Skirmish at Bean's Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)
  • Dec 15 Romania is using for the first time a mountain railway (from Anina to Oravita).
  • Dec 16 Braxton Bragg is replaced by Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee