On This Day

Historical Events in December 1863

Historic Siege

Dec 3 Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

  • Dec 8 2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, Chile

Historic Event

Dec 8 Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South

  • Dec 14 Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tennessee
  • Dec 15 Skirmish at Bean's Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)
  • Dec 15 Romania's mountain railway, from Anina to Oravita, opens

Appointment of Interest

Dec 16 Braxton Bragg is replaced by Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee