On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1863

Historical Events

  • Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, 29,000 injured or died
  • Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi
  • Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars & Bars"
  • Confederate congress passes resolution to kill black soldiers
  • Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled first opens its doors in New York City, oldest orthopaedic hospital in the United States

Famous Deaths

  • Edward D. Tracy, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 29
1863 Highlights

About May 1, 1863

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus