On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1863

Historical Events

  • 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 Hersford Cushing, US Union lt, dies in battle at about 22
  • Elon John Farnsworth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 25
  • George Hull Ward, American general and Union officer in the American Civil War, dies at 37
  • Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate brigadier general Gettysburg/dies in battle at 46
  • Little Crow [Ta-oya-te-duta], Santee Sioux indian chief, dies
  • Richard B. Garnett, American Confederate Brigadier General, killed during Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg at 45
  • Richard Brooke Garnett, US Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 45
  • Samuel Kosciuzko Zook, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 40
  • William Barksdale, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), 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? 157 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer