Historical Events in July 1863

  • Jul 1 -2] Battle at Baltimore: Crump's Crossroads Virginia
  • Jul 1 Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Lee's northward advance halted
  • Jul 1 Free city delivery of mail begins in 49 US cities; postage 3 cents per oz
  • Jul 1 Slavery abolished in Suriname and Dutch Antilles
  • Jul 2 Battle of Gettysburg (2nd day)
  • Jul 2 R Morgan's: Burksville, Kentucky to Salineville, Ohio [->JUL 26]
  • Jul 3 Battle of Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • Jul 3 Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War
  • Jul 4 Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
  • Jul 4 Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)

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Jul 4 General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Jul 4 Skirmish at Smithburg, TN
  • Jul 4 Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces
  • Jul 5 Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, Mississippi
  • Jul 6 Battle of Williamsport, MD [-Jul 07]
  • Jul 6 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
  • Jul 7 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)

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Jul 7 Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Jul 9 John Hunt Morgan's cavalry aid into Indiana [->JUL 13]
  • Jul 9 Union troops enter Port Hudson
  • Jul 10 Battle of Charleston, South Carolina (Morris Island) [->SEP 06]
  • Jul 10 Battle of Jackson, Mississippi - captured by federals [->JUL 16]
  • Jul 11 Battle at Green River, Kentucky (Morgan's Ohio Raid)
  • Jul 11 Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4
  • Jul 12 In New Zealand, British forces invade Waikato, home of the Maori King Movement, beginning a new phase of the wars between Maori and Colonial British
  • Jul 13 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die
  • Jul 13 Battle of Bayou La Fourche, Louisiana
  • Jul 13 Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi (Harrisburg) [->JUL 15]
  • Jul 13 Rebellion at Morgan's, Ohio [->JUL 26]
  • Jul 14 Battle of Falling Waters, Maryland (Beaver Creek)
  • Jul 14 Jews of Holstein Germany granted equality
  • Jul 15 President Davis orders service duty for confederate army
  • Jul 16 Utrecht-Swells railway opens
  • Jul 17 Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
  • Jul 17 Māori forces are defeated by British troops at Koheroa, Waikato, in the New Zealand Wars between Maori tribes and British colonials
  • Jul 18 Battle of Fort Wagner, South Carolina - Second assault
  • Jul 19 Battle of Buffington's Island (St George Creek), Ohio
  • Jul 23 Alexandra Park opens in North London
  • Jul 24 Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
  • Jul 25 Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
  • Jul 26 Battle of Salineville Ohio, John Hunt Morgan and 364 troops surrender

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Jul 30 President Abraham Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Jul 30 Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah