On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle at Middleburg, Virginia
  • Battle of Aldie, Confederates fail to drive back Union in Virginia
  • Naval Engagement at Warsaw Sound GA-USS Weehawken vs CSS Atlanta
  • Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer)

Famous Birthdays

  • Duke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Oranienbaum, Russian Empire (d. 1934)

Famous Deaths

  • Isham W Garrott, US attorney/Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle