What Happened on May 27, 1863

Historical Events

  • US Civil War: Confederate gunboat CSS Chattahoochee steam boiler explosion kills 19 crew members on the Apalachicola River, near Blountstown, Florida
  • US Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson in Louisiana by Union forces begins; lasts 48 days, longest American military siege

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), born in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire (d. 1921)
  • Charles Wright, English cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests, 1 x 50; Cambridge Uni CC, Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Harewood, Yorkshire, England (d. 1936)
Born in 1863

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Payson Chapin, American lawyer and Union Army Colonel (posthumously elevated to Brigadier General), dies of injuries from the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana at 31

About May 27, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini