On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1863

Historical Events

  • American Civil War: Battle of Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War

Famous Deaths

  • Alonzo Cushing, American Union officer, dies at the Battle of Gettsburg at about 22
  • Elon John Farnsworth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at the battle of Gettysburg at 25
  • George Hull Ward, American general and Union officer in the American Civil War, dies of his wounds at the Battle of Gettysburg at 37
  • Little Crow [Ta-oya-te-duta], Mdewakanton Dakota leader (Treaty of Mendota), shot and killed by settlers at about 53
  • Richard B. Garnett, American Confederate Brigadier General, killed during Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg at 45
  • Samuel K. Zook, American Union general-major, dies of his wounds from the Battle of Gettysburg at 40
  • William Barksdale, American Confederate Brigadier General, dies in the Battle of Gettysburg while leading his brigade's attack at 41
1863 Highlights

About July 3, 1863

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer