Tuesday, March 17, 1863

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Army Events:

Skirmish: Bealeton Station, VA March 17, 1863
Expedition to: Black Bayou, MS March 14 - 27, 1863
Skirmish: Bloomfield, MO March 1863
Expedition to: Deer Creek, MS March 14 - 27, 1863
Operation: Eastern Shore, VA August 20 - June 3, 1863
Operation: Fort Pemberton, MS March 13 - April 5, 1863
Action: Franklin, VA March 17, 1863
Operation: Gloucester Peninsula, VA August 20, 1862 - June 4, 1863
Operation: Greenwood, MS March 13 - April 5, 1863
Expedition from: Helena, AR February 24 - April 8, 1863
Affair: Herndon Station, VA March 17, 1863
Scout: Jackson, TN March 16 - 18, 1863
Operation: Jasper County, MO March 5 - 19, 1863
Engagement: Kelly's Ford, VA March 17, 1863
Expedition to: Muddy Bayou, MS March 14 - 27, 1863
Expedition to: Perryville, TN March 12 - 20, 1863
Operation: Port Hudson, LA March 7 - 27, 1863
Expedition to: Rio Grande, TX March 2 - 30, 1863
Expedition to: Rolling Fork, MS March 14 - 27, 1863
Expedition: Steele's Bayou, MS March 14 - 27, 1863
Expedition to: Trenton, TN March 16 - 18, 1863
Operation: Vicksburg, MS January 20 - July 4, 1863
Expedition to: Yazoo Pass, MS February 24 - April 8, 1863
Expedition from: Young's Point, LA March 14 - 27, 1863



Appointment: Carl Schurz, USA, to Major General
Appointment: Julius Stahel, USA, to Major General
Appointment: Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, USA, assumes command of the 9th Army Corps, Federal Army of the Potomac, currently positioned at Suffolk, Virginia
Death: Confederate Major John Pelham, CSA, the "Gallant Pelham" as General Robert E. Lee called him after his actions during the Battle of Fredericksburg, is killed as he watched, but did not participate in, the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer; The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)


Additional Information:

The Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia. (VA029) (Cavalry Operations along the Rappahannock [March 1863]).

Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Yazoo River Canal expedition is blocked at the Confederate's Fort Pemberton.

(Source: Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report: Battle Summaries. National Park Service. In The Civil War Battlefield Guide, 2nd ed., 1998. Edited by Frances H. Kennedy; A Concise Encyclopedia of the Civil War, p. 203-221. Henry E. Simmons 1965.)




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