On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1863

Historical Events

  • Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
  • Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Skirmish at Smithburg, TN
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Joseph Revere, American grandson of Paul Revere, Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 30
1863 Highlights

About July 4, 1863

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer