On This Day

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

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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

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

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Nov 19 US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score and 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, German pianist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1907)
  • Nov 3 Eugène Samuel-Holeman, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • Nov 3 Billy Murphy, New Zealand boxer (world featherweight champion 1890; first world champion in any class from NZ), born in Auckland, NZ (d. 1939)
  • Nov 3 Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), born in Greenford, England (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 René Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), born in Sidi Bel Abbès, French Algeria (d. 1925)
  • Nov 11 Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), born in Paris (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
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • Nov 18 Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, born in Hermsdorf, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1920)
  • Nov 20 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet) and wife of John Dilis (d. 1939)
  • Nov 21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, Cornish novelist and editor (The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900), born in Bodmin, Cornwall (d. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer
  • Nov 30 Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1897)
  • Nov 30 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, Italian pianist and composer, born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1916)

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 at 32