Historical Events in September 1863

  • 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

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

Composer Georges Bizet
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  • 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)