What Happened in November 1863

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 -8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • Nov 1 Fortifications built on Angel Island (San Francisco Bay) by troops
  • Nov 3 Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War
  • Nov 6 Battle of Rogersville TN
  • Nov 7 Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Nov 14 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
  • Nov 16 Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities
  • Nov 17 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, Tennessee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Abraham Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Nov 19 US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score & seven years ago..."
  • Nov 23 Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN, begins
  • Nov 23 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
  • Nov 24 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • Nov 25 Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
  • Nov 26 -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
  • Nov 27 -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
  • Nov 27 Battle of Payne's Farm, VA
  • Nov 29 Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities
  • Nov 30 Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Alfred Reisenauer, composer
  • Nov 3 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer
  • Nov 3 Blanche Bingley, British tennis player (6-time Wimbledon champion), born in Greenford, England (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 RenĂ© [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
  • Nov 11 Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

Nov 14 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and inventor (bakelite plastics), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1944)

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Leo Baekeland
  • Nov 18 Richard Dehmel, writer
  • Nov 20 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet) and wife of John Dilis, born (d. 1939)
  • Nov 21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • Nov 29 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer
  • Nov 30 Andres Bonifacio, leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain
  • Nov 30 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  • Nov 13 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 50
  • Nov 15 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63), dies at 55
  • Nov 20 James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine and Governor (Jamaica), dies at 52
  • Nov 21 Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 24 Claudius Charles Wilson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia