On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1863

Historical Events

  • Battle at Westminster, Maryland: Federal assault
  • Confederate General Robert Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Appointment of Interest

George Armstrong Custer, aged 23, appointed Union Brigadier General

  • Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa

Famous Birthdays

  • James Harvey Robinson, American historian (Ordeal of Civilization), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1936)
1863 Highlights

About June 29, 1863

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer