On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1863

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 29