Historical Events in November 1863

  • 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, Tennessee, Confederates recapture Rogersville
  • Nov 7 Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • Nov 14 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
  • Nov 16 Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 causalities
  • Nov 17 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, Tennessee

Historic Event

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

Words That Echoed Down The Decades

Nov 19 US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score and seven years ago..."

  • Nov 23 Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, Tennessee begins (results in Union victory 25 Nov)
  • 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, Virginia
  • Nov 29 Battle of Fort Sanders, Tennessee: Confederate troops fail to break through Union defenses with 8-900 causalities
  • Nov 30 Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas