On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1863

Historical Events

  • Battle of Salem Church, Virginia
  • The Second Battle of Fredericksburg occurs in Virginia, part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War

Famous Deaths

  • Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 35
1863 Highlights

About May 3, 1863

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus