On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1863

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Braxton Bragg is replaced by Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee

US Army Officer and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston
US Army Officer and Confederate General
Joseph E. Johnston

Famous Birthdays

  • George Santayana, Spanish philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
  • Ralph Adams Cram, American gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)
1863 Highlights

About December 16, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius