On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1863

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
  • Māori forces are defeated by British troops at Koheroa, Waikato, in the New Zealand Wars between Maori tribes and British colonials

Famous Deaths

  • J. Johnston Pettigrew, American lawyer and Confederate General in the American Civil War, dies at 35