November 1863 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 -8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • Nov 1 Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
  • Nov 3 Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War
  • Nov 6 Battle of Rogersville TN
  • Nov 7 Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Nov 14 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
  • Nov 16 Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities
  • Nov 17 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, Tennessee

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Nov 17 Abraham Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Nov 19 US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score & seven years ago..."
  • Nov 23 Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN, begins
  • Nov 23 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
  • Nov 24 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • Nov 25 Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
  • Nov 26 -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
  • Nov 27 -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
  • Nov 27 Battle of Payne's Farm, VA
  • Nov 29 Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities
  • Nov 30 Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 RenĂ© [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
  • Nov 11 Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)
  • Nov 14 Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakelite)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 14 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American inventor (bakelite plastics), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1944)

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • Nov 18 Richard Dehmel, writer
  • Nov 21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • Nov 30 Andres Bonifacio, leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  • Nov 13 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 50
  • Nov 15 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63), dies at 55
  • Nov 20 James Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, governor Jamaica, dies at 52
  • Nov 24 Claudius Charles Wilson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia